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.
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.
“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.”