US network Fox has announced that it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes.

The tale of Springfield and the Simpson family is TV’s longest-running scripted nighttime series.

The Simpsons cast includes Dan Castellaneta as dad Homer – with his trademark “d’oh!” – and Julie Kavner as mom Marge.

The network’s announcement included a boast from Homer that his doughnut addiction helped him outlast David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy.

The award-winning comedy has proved a money machine, spawning merchandise, a big-screen movie, video games and a Universal Studios Ride.

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