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Fox announced that it has renewed The Simpsons for a 26th season.
The 25th season only just began on Sunday and the long-running animated show is already secure for next year, E! News reports.
The Chairman of Fox Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, said in a statement, "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."
"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."
The cartoon show will be premiering its annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode on Sunday, this one featuring an opening directed by Guillermo del Toro. The opening is re-envisioned with tributes to famous monster movies. The Halloween episode is shown early due to the Major League baseball playoffs.
The animated show will also likely see a character die this season, The Hollywood Reporter notes. Executive producer Al Jean said the writers were "working on a script where a character will pass away."
"We are doing this story for the same reason we do all the others -- we think it has a good emotional through line." The episode might not appear until season 26, Jean noted, but it will be produced this year.