The Simpsons has officially been renewed for a 23rd season.
FOX previously renewed the series in 2009, which gave the network and producer Gracie Films the option for a 23rd season. Both have agreed to more, which will take the comedy through at least spring 2012 (US).
Set to run beyond 500 episodes, it will only trail two other scripted series that have produced more episodes in primetime: Lassie (588) and Gunsmoke (635).
“Like many 22-year-olds, The Simpsons is extremely happy remaining at home, on FOX, and hopes it doesn’t have to go out into the real world for many years to come,” said executive producer Al Jean.
Meanwhile ABC has today picked up a few more episodes of Nathan Fillion’s detective drama Castle, bringing the show’s third season total to 24 episodes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter