The Simpsons are not going anywhere. Fox has renewed the long-running animated comedy for a further two seasons, the show’s twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth.
The two-season pick up, which will keep The Simpsons on air through at least the 2016-2017 season, ensures that some 625 episodes will have been produced by the end of season 28.
“I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” said Homer Simpson.
Currently airing its 26th season on Sunday nights, The Simpsons has long been a steady ratings performer for Fox. This past season the series has been averaging 6 million viewers and a 2.7/8 among Adults 18-49 – steady year-over-year in both the core demo and Total Viewers.
For it’s part The Simpsons is the latest series to earn a renewal at Fox. The network previously handed out renewals to Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, Empire, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Bob’s Burgers and The Last Man On Earth.
While there is no official word from the network just yet, they are also expected to renew Bones and Family Guy in the coming days. The fates of Backstrom, The Following, The Mindy Project, Mulaney and Weird Loners are less certain, with most expected to be cancelled.