The world has changed a lot since December 1989, but at least one thing has remained constant: “The Simpsons” on Fox. And that won’t change any time soon, as the network announced via press release today that the animated series — the longest-running scripted series in US television history — has been renewed for two more seasons, its 27th and 28th, stretching to at least 2017, hitting the 625 mark episode towards the end of that run and ensuring that future “Every Simpsons Ever” marathons will take even longer to unfold.
Fox’s press release, which beats news outlets to the punch by using “Fox Picks Up a Double D’OHse of ‘The Simpsons,'” quotes Homer himself: “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.”
Of course, there’s no reason to expect the show will end after this round of renewals as a 28-season wonder. As showrunner Al Jean said in a conference call last fall, “I’d say my guess is at least two more years. Probably four, maybe more. Nobody’s talked to us about wrapping it up.”
“The Simpsons” airs 8 p.m. Sundays on Fox.
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