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Fox renews Simpsons , Hill

Fox has renewed animated shows The Simpsons for two more years --
bringing it through its 16th season -- and King of the Hill
for one more year, a Fox spokesman confirmed Friday.

At the end of The Simpsons' 16th season, it can claim the
historic title of "longest-running sitcom on television."

King of theHill's renewal will take it through eight
seasons.

The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8 p.m., while Fox will move King of the
Hill
to 7:30 p.m. from 8:30 p.m.

New comedy Oliver Beene will premiere in the 8:30 p.m. Sunday slot in
March.

Both shows are produced by Twentieth Century Fox
Television.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.