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Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for two more seasons

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, February 10, 2019  /  10:09 am
Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for two more seasons

'The Simpsons' has been renewed for two more seasons at Fox. (facebook.com/TheSimpsons/File)

It’s the longest-running scripted television program and it will only be getting longer, following United States television network Fox’s two-season renewal of The Simpsons. After debuting in 1989, the series has released 713 episodes and run until at least its 32nd season.

As reported by CNN, a press release from Fox quoted Homer Simpson saying: “Woohoo! 32 Seasons! Watch your back ‘Meet the Press’.”

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The Simpsons has braved through three decades of network changes while dodging criticism nearly every season, such as when Indian-American character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was called out as a stereotypical depiction of South Asians.

The series has won 33 Emmy Awards and a Peabody. It was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare”. (geo/wng)