‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Another 2 Seasons

A cartoon family of world-class underachievers is set to burst an enduring TV record.

The Fox network has ordered the 29th and 30th seasons of “The Simpsons,” carrying it through the 2018-19 season. This takes the animated series to 669 episodes, breaking the previous record for a scripted series set four decades ago with the Western “Gunsmoke,” which produced 635.

Family patriarch Homer Simpson was quoted as commenting: “Take that, ‘Gunsmoke’! You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”

The tale of mythical Springfield and the Simpson clan premiered in 1990 and recently aired its 600th episode.

It stars Dan Castellaneta as Homer and Julie Kavner as Marge, as well as Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer. It airs Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time. (AP)

Obama to Hand Over Social Media Accounts to New President

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What happens to President Barack Obama’s 11.1 million Twitter followers on Inauguration Day?

The White House says Obama’s official POTUS account will be taken over by the next president, who will start with a huge following but a clean slate of tweets. Obama’s tweets will move over to a new handle, POTUS44, by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The same will take place with Obama’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, along with other Twitter accounts including Michelle Obama’s FLOTUS and Joe Biden’s VP accounts.

The White House says thousands of hours of video and millions of photos are being transferred to digital archives. Eventually, they’ll be available to download in compact form like zip files.

Obama is leaving office with far more digital content to archive than any previous president. (AP)