With the pick-up, the U.S. show is now the longest-running scripted series of all time, and during its 30th season, the show will hit 669 episodes, which will hit another record for the most episodes of any scripted show.

"This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series," Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, state. "The Simpsons has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox... Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series... you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium.

"And to the millions of Simpsons fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We're happy to tell you there's lots more to come."

The TV series premiered in 1989 and has won a slew of accolades, including 32 Emmy Awards.