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Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 26th season

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Homer will be shouting “Woo-hoo!” for at least another year: The Simpsons has been picked up for a 26th season, Fox announced today. This will bring the episode tally for the animated comedy — which is the longest-running. scripted show. ever. — to a whopping 574.The renewal is hardly a shock, as The Simpsons continues to perform well in the ratings. The season 25 premiere was the top-rated broadcast network entertainment program on Sept. 29 among 18-to-49-year-olds and grew 12 percent from the season 24 debut.

The show’s annual Halloween episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” which airs Sunday, features an opening sequence created by horror/fantasy director Guillermo del Toro.

The network announced yesterday that it was ordering a second season of Sleepy Hollow.