will stay in business with its animated first family, “The Simpsons
,” well after Homer and Marge move over to Disney
The network has renewed the long-running sitcom for two more seasons — numbers 31 and 32, respectively — which will push the show past the 700-episode mark.
The two-year pickup keeps Fox in business with one of its biggest TV franchises as it readies its move over to Disney once the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox
’s film and TV assets is closed in the next few months. Disney is set to get “The Simpsons
” studio 20th Century Fox
, which also owns fellow animated sitcom, “Family Guy
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The show is already the longest-running scripted series in TV history, surpassing “Gunsmoke
” last season. It first debuted in 1989, during George H.W. Bush’s presidency.