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."
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:
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