Fox bags two new seasons for The Simpsons

New run will take show through its 22nd season and 493rd episode.
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Fox has ordered two additional seasons for the longest running series in primetime television history, The Simpsons.

The new run will take the show through its 22nd season and will see it reach a staggering 493 episodes.

'Best. 20 Years. Ever' - a year-long global celebration of The Simpsons - kicked off in January and will run through until January 14th 2010, the 20th anniversary of the series' debut.

Since its launch, The Simpsons has picked up numerous honours including a Peabody award, 24 Emmys, 23 Annie Awards, four Genesis Awards, nine International Monitor Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards.

It holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for longest running primetime animated television series, as well as most guest stars featured in a television series.

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