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'Simpsons' Co-Star Speaks Out On Contract Negotiation Stalemate

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Until now, the voice cast of Fox’s animated comedy The Simpsons had not addressed publicly the ongoing salary dispute with producer 20th Century Fox TV, which threatens to end the run of the veteran series. This morning, co-star Harry Shearer, who voices several supporting characters on the show, broke the silence with a statement, which explains the actors’ position in the contract negotiations and discusses another failed attempt by his representatives to reach a deal with the studio that involves a dramatic salary cut in exchange for profit participation. The latest deadline set for reaching an agreement between 20th TV and the actors is today, though the two sides had extended the process past previous deadlines.

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alycakes1889d ago

You know, the Simpsons have been on for a very long, long time. They make 400,000.00 dollars an episode each and they don't even have to dress up for work. I think they've had a good run and they need to just end the show. They'll still be making a ton of money selling the show to other networks to show the reruns anyway.