No pink slip for Homer: 'The Simpsons' is renewed

Raise a can of Duff's beer! Fox network says "The Simpsons" will be back next fall for its 23rd season.

Fox says that will bring the animated series to a total of 515 episodes. "The Simpsons" is the longest-running comedy in TV history. The network announced the renewal Thursday.

Since premiering in December 1989, "The Simpsons" was won 27 Emmy awards. In the meantime, family patriarch Homer Simpson has consumed an uncountable number of doughnuts and Duff's.

"The Simpsons" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern time.


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