"The Simpsons" Renewed for Historic 26th Season

The Fox comedy is the longest-running scripted series on television

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    Season 25, which premiered on Sept. 29, will feature yet another impressive list of guest stars: Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Moss, Eva Longoria, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk and Daniel Radcliffe are all set to lend their voices to the animated series.

    No one is saying "Boo-urns" to this news.

    "The Simpsons" has been picked up for a historic 26th season, Fox announced today. The comedy, starring one of the most dysfunctional families on the small screen, is the longest-running scripted show in television history.

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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," Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Fox Entertainment said in a statement. "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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    Season 25, which premiered on Sept. 29, will feature yet another impressive list of guest stars: Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Moss, Eva Longoria, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk and Daniel Radcliffe are all set to lend their voices to the animated series.

    Also happening in season 25 is the death of a major character in The Simpsons world. "I'll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is," executive producer Al Jean shared in a conference call with reporters. Any ideas, Springfield devotees?

    "The Simpsons" annual Halloween special, "Treehouse of Horror XXIV," airs this Sunday on Fox and will open with a couch gag directed by Guillermo del Toro.

    Shall we celebrate with some Flaming Moe's?

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