‘Simpsons’ Renewed for 26th Season

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Homer, Bart, Marge and the rest of the Simpson family are pictured on the show.

(CNN) — Homer Simpson has a green light for a record 26th season of nuclear near-misses, fatherhood foibles and tavern tantrums.

Fox Broadcasting Co. announced Friday that “The Simpsons,” already the longest-running scripted show in television history, has been renewed.

The animated show’s 25th season debuted Sunday. Fox said ratings were up 12% from last year’s average.

CNN’s David Simpson and Denise Quan contributed to this report.