FOX Renews “The Simpsons” For Season 26

Posted Monday October 7, 2013 1:35 PM GMT

Fans of Bart, Homer, Maggie, and Marge have reason to rejoice today, as the FOX Network has ordered a 26th season of the animated program.

FOX’s chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly declared, "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."

However, executive producer Al Jean told press that there will be a serious surprise this time around. "This is great; no end in sight, except for one character who will die next season."

Still, Reilly is convinced that television’s longest-running animated series will continue to please audiences. "It's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season.”

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