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Tuesday, 04 October, 2011

The End Of The Simpsons?

TV news: Money Dispute May Shut Down Fox TV’s Long-Running Hit.

voices It looks like The Simpsons -- 20th Century Fox Television’s multibillion-dollar cash cow, the anchor of the Fox network’s Sunday prime-time schedule, and the longest-running sitcom in the history of broadcasting -- might stop production after the current 23rd season ends next spring.

The reason is a negotiating impasse between the studio and the six principal actors who voice the beloved characters on the animated series that hilariously satirizes middle-class Midwestern angst.

The voice actors currently get $8 million each for 22 weeks of work.  They are not willing to work for $4 million.

I haven't watched it in about five years. It used to be great, but I assume it's jumped the shark by now