‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for 26th Season
The Simpsons are set to continue their shenanigans with a 26th season on Fox. The show was renewed for another season, Reuters reports, solidifying its status as the longest-running animated television series.
“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,” Kevin Reilly, Fox’s chairman of entertainment, said in a statement.
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But some changes are coming to the show. Executive producer Al Jean said last week that the show plans to kill off a major character. “This is great; no end in sight, except for one character who will die next season,” Jean said.
Last night’s Halloween-themed episode featured a special opening couch gag sequence directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and the show has attracted other big-name stars during its run including Elizabeth Taylor, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, physicist Stephen Hawking and musicians including Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, the Who, R.E.M. and many, many others.
“It’s one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I’m looking forward to yet another landmark season,” Reilly said.