The long-running prime-time animated comedy The Simpsons will run even longer as Fox has picked it up for two more seasons, according to Variety. The network will also carry its other Sunday night animated hit, King of the Hill, through 2004.
As it stands, The Simpsons will see a 16th season, making it the longest running TV comedy in history. On Sunday, it will be among the shows competing for Best Comedy Series at the Golden Globes. The series is exec. produced by James L. Brooks and creator Matt Groening for Gracie Films and Twentieth Century Fox TV.
Now in its seventh season, King of the Hill is expected to be moved back into the 7:30 timeslot in March. The Twentieth Century Fox TV, Deedle-Dee Prods., Film Roman, Judgemental Films and 3 Arts Ent. production was created by Mike Judge and exec. producer Greg Daniels.