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The Simpsons Facing Cancellation?

After 23 seasons, could it be over for Homer?

After over two decades, FOX's legendary animated series The Simpsons could be coming to an end because of...contract negotiations? The Daily Beast reports that FOX wants the voice cast to take extreme pay cuts.

Currently, the studio and the six principal voice actors are at an "impasse" over salaries and on Monday the executives asked/demanded that the cast take a 45% pay cut or else the show will end. The cast, in return, asked for only a 30% pay cut and a slice of the show's huge back-end profits.


"FOX is taking the position that unless they can cut the production costs really drastically, they'll pull the plug on new shows," a Simpsons insider told The Daily Beast. "The show has made billions in profits over the years and will continue to do so as far as the eye can see down the road. The actors are willing to take a pay cut of roughly a third, but that's not good enough for Fox."


Keep this in mind: the actors currently each make around $8 million dollars a year.


20th Century Fox Television talked to
The Hollywood Reporter this morning and said: "23 seasons in, The Simpsons is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model. We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows The Simpsons to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come."

 

Source: http://tv.ign.com/articles/119/1198119p1.html

 

I hope they settle things.



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It's about time, the once great series is in heavy decline.



Whaaaaa.... I would not doubt it. They should ask the voice actors if they would be willing to make a small pay cut before they get rid of it though. I am sure we will have a few more movies in the future as well. Maybe Cartoon network will give it a little more life?



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Rainbow Yoshi said:
It's about time, the once great series is in heavy decline.

I hope you bite your tongue the next time you try to catch a goomba!



"I don't understand how someone could like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, but not like Twilight!!!"

"Last book I read was Brokeback Mountain, I just don't have the patience for them unless it's softcore porn."

                                                                               (The Voice of a Generation and Seece)

"If you cant stand the sound of your own voice than dont become a singer !!!!!"

                                                                               (pizzahut451)

It's about damn time.



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I hope they can negotiate. I don't watch it weekly like I used to, but I love the show and its always been the best prime time cartoon. Hell, the rest typically steal ideas and jokes from them.



What? $8 million just for recording your voice for a cartoon? I don't believe it.



I agree it has been a long time coming, but still I am surprised. I have not watched even repeats in ages.



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They should accept the 30% cut, and then cancel the show after season 25 ends



Slimebeast said:

What? $8 million just for recording your voice for a cartoon? I don't believe it.

When sitcom actors can cash $1 million per episode (which is $20-25m per season), then it isn't hard to believe that the voice actors for the Simpsons get paid that much. With a show that popular you want to avoid any changes that may upset the viewers and the actors of course want their fair share of the profits the show generates.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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