FOX ANNOUNCES 26TH SEASON PICK-UP OF 'THE SIMPSONS'

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Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
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FOX EXTENDS YELLOW STREAK WITH
RECORD-SETTING 26TH SEASON PICK-UP OF “THE SIMPSONS” 
“Treehouse of Horror XXIV” Airs This Sunday, October 6, on FOX 
FOX has picked up THE SIMPSONS for a historic 26th season, it was announced 
today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. 
“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,” said 
Reilly. “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.” 
Last Sunday’s THE SIMPSONS’ 25th season premiere ranked as the No. 1 
entertainment program of the night among Adults 18-49 and was up +12% from last 
season’s average. 
On the next all-new episode, THE SIMPSONS’ annual Halloween special, “Treehouse 
of Horror XXIV,” airing this Sunday, Oct. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX, 
director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro (“Pacific 
Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) resurrects monsters and classic characters from horror 
films throughout history for the opening couch gag. Then, in the first of three 
spine-tingling tales, Homer travels around Springfield wreaking havoc in a 
rhyming spoof of a popular children’s tale. In “Dead and Shoulders” Bart is 
beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they 
must live together as one. The final frightening tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” 
features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has 
stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man 
Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make 
advances towards Marge. 
About THE SIMPSONS:
The longest-running scripted show in television history, 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 in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, THE 
SIMPSONS has won 28 Emmy Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 
for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” It has been the subject of a 
hit feature film, created a revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal 
Studios, received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been honored 
with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by creator Matt Groening. 
Named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, THE SIMPSONS was 
also named "Greatest American Sitcom" by Entertainment Weekly in 2013. 
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox 
Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive 
producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house. 
Contact: Michael Roach / FOX
310-369-7055
Michael.Roach@fox.com  
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