Fox Renews The Simpsons for 23rd Season

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Fox announced this morning that the network has renewed “The Simpsons,” the longest-running comedy in TV history, for a 23rd season, bringing the series total to an impressive 515 episodes. “The Simpsons” airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).

“Like many 22-year-olds, ‘The Simpsons’ is extremely happy remaining at home, on Fox, and hopes it doesn’t have to go out into the real world for many years to come,” said Al Jean, Executive Producer, “The Simpsons.”

This season, America’s favorite family continues to entertain us with their wild and outlandish adventures as Maggie goes missing, Homer becomes a premier hairdresser, Moe’s Tavern is converted into an ultra-trendy bar and the family debates the best way to spend the holiday season. Guest stars paying Springfield a visit in upcoming episodes include actors Halle Berry, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Rachel Weisz, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Alyson Hannigan and Joe Mantegna; basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; lifestyle guru Martha Stewart; and pop sensation Katy Perry, who appears in a live-action sequence alongside “Simpsons” puppets.

The World Broadcast Premiere of The Simpsons Movie will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on Fox.

“The Simpsons” is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham and Matt Selman are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.