Fox Renews The Simpsons for Two More Years

Fans of Homer, Marge and family can breathe a sigh of relief. Fox has renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons, the network announced Friday evening.

After a contract standoff between the voice cast and Fox that threatened to end the long-running animated comedy, the show will now return for a 24th and 25th season. By the end of the 25th season, The Simpsons will have produced 559 episodes as the longest-running comedy in TV history.

The Simpsons, which will mark its 500th episode in February 2012, returns with new episodes on Oct. 30 at 8/7c, beginning with “Treehouse of Horrors XXII.”