The Simpsons: Fox Confirms Show's 26th Season
The Simpsons will continue for a 26th season, cementing the show's status as the longest-running animated series in American TV history.
The Fox broadcast network confirmed the show was being renewed, describing the animated series as "one of the greatest sitcoms of our time".
"For more than a quarter of a century, The Simpsons has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures," said chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly.
"It's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season."
The show's renewal comes after executive producer Al Jean revealed last month that one of the main characters will die in a forthcoming episode.
The death is now scheduled for the 26th season.
"This is great; no end in sight, except for one character who will die next season," Mr Jean said in response to the show's renewal.
The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and first aired on Fox in 1989.
The popularity of Homer and his family helped the fledgling network become a major player in the TV industry.
The show is broadcast in more than 100 countries and 50 languages, has won 28 Primetime Emmy awards and has even been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 25th season premiered with Homerland on Sunday, a spoof of thriller Homeland, drawing in 6.4 million viewers, according to Fox.
The series has attracted guest voice stars spanning the full spectrum of popular culture, from late actress Elizabeth Taylor, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, physicist Stephen Hawking and former prime minister Tony Blair.