‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Season 26

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By Tim Kenneally

Don’t worry, “Simpsons” fans; your animated relationship with Homer, Marge and the gang won’t end anytime soon.

Fox has renewed “The Simpsons” for at 26th season, the network said on Friday.

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The premiere of the 25th season of the series, which aired Sunday, was the night’s top-rated entertainment program of the night among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating/8 share — down 28 percent from the previous season’s premiere, but up 12 percent from last season’s average.

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“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 chairman of entertainment 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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