Taking us one step closer to the apocalyptic reality implied by Don Hertzfeldt's season-opening couch gag, "The Simpsons" was renewed for two additional seasons on Monday (May 4) afternoon.

This latest renewal, which FOX called a "Double D'OHse" takes "The Simpsons" through its 27th and 28th season, which will bring Matt Groening's creation to 625 episodes.

"I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," blurbs Homer Simpson, who is a fictional animated character and not a real person capable of giving press release statements.

In its current season, "The Simpsons" is averaging 6 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. It still ranks among the Top 10 shows on broadcast TV in men 18-34 and male teens.

This past weekend's episode was No.572 for the Emmy-winning favorite.

And, honestly, given the show's production timetable, I'm not sure how this was possibly news. 

But... At least two more seasons of "The Simpsons."


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.