Fox Renews The Simpsons for Season 26

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The Simpsons Renewed Season 26It’s official: The Simpsons will outlive us all.

Fox has renewed the still-potent ‘toon for a 26th season, the network announced Friday.

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Last Sunday’s Season 25 premiere ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program of the night among adults 18-49 and was up 12 percent year-over-year.

“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,” said Fox prez Kevin Reilly. “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.”



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  • NO! Please…NO! Let it die. The show SUCKS! Why Fox wants to continue it is beyond me. That must be at the helm of very selfish producers and network executives. Al Jean has become the Lorne Michaels of animation…a guy who doesn’t seem to know or care when it’s time to let go and see what is making a show so terrible.

    Comment by TV Fan – October 4, 2013 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because millions of people watch it and companies pay to advertise during the show. It’s the entire purpose of network television. If you hate it, you can always try not watching it, insted of hoping a show many enjoy gets cancelled.

      Comment by Pedro C. S. Guida – October 5, 2013 03:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you don’t like it then stop watching it! Why you would want to deprive others of it is sad, the Simpsons aired it’s first episode the same year I was born in 88 and I have watched it all through my childhood and teens and now adult life with my own children watching it seeing it grow and change as I have and will forever have a special place in my heart. I am in no hurry for the show to end. I love it :3

      Comment by Carole – November 7, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t get these guys. Don’t like it don’t watch it.

      Comment by Tylor – December 3, 2013 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I never realized that this show is older than me! Weird…

    Comment by Babybop – October 4, 2013 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When will this show be in syndication?

    Comment by Phillip – October 4, 2013 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • about 10 years ago……

      Comment by Joe Perugia – October 4, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was supposed to go back into syndication soon.

        Comment by Phillip – October 4, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It still is in syndication. Maybe your station that aired it dropped it from its lineup. It airs at 6 pm here on the fox affiliate.

          Comment by David – October 5, 2013 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you mean cable syndication? There was news a few months ago that they were shopping around for that. It’s still in broadcast syndication and will continue to be when/if it goes to cable.

      Comment by Ju – October 4, 2013 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its been in syndication for almost 23 seasons lol

      Comment by Brian – October 14, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • kevin reilly is an idiot.

    Comment by Betsy – October 4, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought they were toting 25 as the last season 2 years ago?

    Comment by Elly – October 4, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was a two-year renewal, but it was in no way a final season renewal :)

      Comment by Christian – October 4, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was a given. LEGO is even having a SImpsons theme for next year.

    Comment by David4 – October 4, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “They’ll NEVER stop The Simpsons.” Thank You Michael Ausiello this is great news.

    Comment by Jake – October 4, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Have no fears, they’ve got recycled stories for years”

      Comment by lumpy87654 – October 5, 2013 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They will never stop. o.o

    Comment by Pérola Cardozo – October 4, 2013 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Simpsons is the longest running scripted show in television history? Really? Doctor Who (33 seasons/50 years), Sesame Street (44 years/seasons), and Guiding Light (57 years/seasons) would all beg to differ.
    It may be the longest running scripted PRIMETIME show in AMERICA, but that’s not the same thing as being the longest running scripted show in television history.

    Comment by madhatter360 – October 4, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This ^^^

      Comment by Phillip – October 4, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Dr Who doesn’t count because it took a few decades off. No one considers Guiding Light to be TV. And Sesame St is a legitimate point.

        Comment by Patrick – October 4, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Doctor Who ran for 26 years before taking time off, so even if you don’t count the new series, it still ran for longer/as long.

          Comment by madhatter360 – October 5, 2013 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Doctor Who is scripted?

      Comment by Ashley – October 4, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LIES. Lies and SLANDER.

        Comment by Rose – November 3, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, Doctor Who doesn’t count because it wasn’t done in consecutive seasons. You’re right on Guiding Light and Sesame Street being longer- It should say that The Simpsons is the longest running primetime scripted show (since it passed up Gunsmoke).

      Comment by Ju – October 4, 2013 11:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Doctor Who is the longest SCIENCE FICTION show on tv. It was off air for a decade but a tv movie (produced by FOX) was done in the middle of the hiatus and had continuity. The 2005 series didnt start off new or was a reboot. Thefefore, it is completing 50 years.
        As for The Simpsons, it’s the longest primetime ANIMATED series. Since they are from different genres, they are longest running in thier respective fields.

        Comment by Ciara – October 5, 2013 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I do believe they are referring to US television for one thing- so The Simpsons would be the longest running prime time series not just the longest animated one. Doctor Who is not counted and even if it were- they generally look at how long a show ran consecutively when stating these things. People can always argue but that’s the way they do it. Like I said, it doesn’t matter though because this is about US shows.

          Comment by Francine – October 5, 2013 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Which- like someone’s already stated above- really should have been clarified. There a big difference between being the longest running show in US history, versus all of television history. So yeah, they really should have clarified that.

            Comment by Francine – October 5, 2013 08:59 AM PDT  
      • Unlike the Simpsons, Dr. Who is a reboot of the original series: it can’t count as an ongoing show any more than Futurama or the Firefly TV movie.

        Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is based on a decade old movie franshise and no one considers it as more than a freshman show, regardless its fanbase.

        Comment by Guest – October 5, 2013 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Classic Who ran for 26 seasons and the revival series is a continuation, not a reboot.

          Comment by madhatter360 – October 5, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Unlike the Simpsons, Dr. is a reboot of the original series: it can’t count as an ongoing show any more than Futurama or the Firefly TV-movie.
        Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is based on a decade old movie franshise and no one considers it as more than a freshman show, regardless its fanbase.

        Comment by Guest – October 5, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Despite the decline in quality, I’m still happy about this. It still gets me to chuckle from time to time, and Treehouse Horrors intro is amazing!

    Comment by Esaul – October 4, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The intros are the only good things about it now.

      Comment by Lynne – October 4, 2013 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Each their own. Will it ever return to its golden age? No. But then again what really has?

        Comment by Esaul – October 4, 2013 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ay Caramba

    Comment by Guest – October 4, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love the Simpsons! Keep it going for as long as the voice actors can continue. It’s one of the only comedies I like.

      +1 :)

      Comment by tom_t – October 7, 2013 10:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the Simpsons! Keep it going for as long as the voice actors can continue. It’s one of the only comedies I like.

    Comment by alistaircrane – October 4, 2013 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the result of the Seth McFarlane Flintstones project not getting the green light.

    Comment by THE TV CRITIC – October 4, 2013 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is Necrophilia.

    Comment by Bark Star – October 5, 2013 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I said years ago their 30th season would be their last and i still could be right.

    Comment by dee123 – October 6, 2013 03:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 30 seasons would be a good end because it’s such a nice number, and then they can just do movies. But if they want to keep going, I say go right ahead as long as it has the audience. It’s amazing the show still does so well after all these years. Sure it’s nowhere near as good as it once was, but it does still make me laugh.

    Comment by Mikael – October 7, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So the Simpsons gets to break the record that Law & Order was about to break before NBC axed it? This is a sad day.

    Comment by Zoe – October 15, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i still love the simpsons but dang when it came out i was barts age now im older than homer lol i say let the show go abd make more movies

    Comment by joe – November 12, 2013 03:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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