Fox has renewed the long-running animated comedy The Simpsons for another two seasons - meaning the show will pass the 750 episode mark.

The announcement was made on Wednesday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where Homer Simpson himself remarked, "Woo-hoo! With any luck, the show will soon be older than I am."

"It's a sincere pleasure to announce the Season 33 and 34 pick-ups for The Simpsons," FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said.

Matt Groening

 "We keep hoping that, eventually, they'll get it right. "Profound respect for and congratulations to Matt, Jim, Al and the many other wonderful partners working really hard to finally elevate The Tracey Ullman Show. As they say, 'practice makes perfect.'"

"Everyone at The Simpsons is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises," said series creator Matt Groening.

"Homer will lose a hair, Milhouse will get contact lenses and Bart will celebrate his tenth birthday for the thirty-third time."

Executive producer James L Brooks added: "My biggest move was in the very beginning when I decided to never uncross my fingers."