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Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for unprecedented 31st and 32nd seasons

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Fox network has announced the{ }"The Simpsons" has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons.

PITTSBURGH -- "The Simpsons" is making more history.

Fox network has announced the show has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons, which means the series will eventually have produced 713 episodes.

In announcing the continuance of the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, the network wrote in a release:

"The Simpsons" exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its historic 30th season, "The Simpsons" has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award. It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” “The Simpsons Movie” was a hit feature film, the mega-attraction “The Simpsons Ride” at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of “Springfield” and the show was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine and called the “Best TV Show Ever” by Vulture in 2016.

On the next all-new episode, “I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can” airing this Sunday, Feb. 10 on FOX 53, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) angers Marge (Julie Kavner) by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends.

Meanwhile, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) prepares to compete in “Krusty’s Holiday Trample,” and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos makes a guest-voice appearance as himself.

Other guest voices featured throughout the remainder of Season 30 include Awkwafina, Judy Blume, Ken Burns, Nicole Byer, Guillermo del Toro, Will Forte, Ken Jeong, John Lithgow, Dave Matthews and J.K. Simmons.

Watch "The Simpsons" Sundays at 8 p.m. on FOX 53.



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