The Simpsons has been renewed for its 26th season, Fox announced Friday.
"For more than a quarter of a century, The Simpsons has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures," the network's Chairman of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, said in a statement. "This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season."
Rebel Wilson and more of the worst American accents
The Simpsons became the longest-running scripted series on TV when it was renewed last year for Season 25, which is currently airing on Fox. The Season 25 premiere was the top-rated scripted program last Sunday, grabbing a 2.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. The show also made headlines earlier this week when executive producer Al Jean said the show plans to kill off a regular character this season.
The Simpsons' annual Halloween special "Treehouse of Horror XXIV," this year featuring an opening couch gag by director Guillermo del Toro, premieres Sunday at 8/7c on Fox.
Watch the intro here:
Are you happy The Simpsons will be back?
View original The Simpsons Renewed for Record-Setting 26th Season at TVGuide.com
Other Links From TVGuide.com