Simpsons Gets 2 More Years

Fox orders seasons 21 and 22
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2009 2:31 PM CST
This undated frame from the Fox series "The Simpsons," shows the popular cartoon family posing in front of their home, from left, Lisa , Marge , Maggie, Homer and Bart Simpson.    (Fox Broadcasting Co.)
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(Newser) – Fox ordered another two seasons of The Simpsons today, ensuring the legendary animated series will run for 22 seasons, Broadcasting and Cable reports. The series is currently tied with Gunsmoke for longest-running prime-time TV program, at 20 seasons. Fox in January kicked off “Best. 20 Years. Ever.”, a year-long celebration of the show that will end Jan. 14, 2010, the anniversary of the cartoon’s debut.