But only if the actors and the studio can come to some kind of understanding on Friday.
As we reported yesterday, FOX has approached the entire cast of The Simpsons and asked that they take a drastic cut in pay in order to keep the show on the air. Reportedly, their cut would lower their salaries from the current $440,000 payout to $250,000. While it's a significant loss to the cast, the studio is hoping they will concede with the change so that the show can get one more season out.
Still, it sounds like the cast is gearing up for an all out war tomorrow with the studio heads, bringing with them some heavy ammunition to this meeting. A study commissions by the actors, which will be presented to the board tomorrow, proves that the show has made $1 billion in profits over its 23-season run and projects that the studio will eventually make about $2.9 billion from the show in he long run.
As the producers for the show have already taken cuts to their pay, we imagine the studio was prepared to see the cast show the same kind of loyalty. If no deal can be reached between the actors and 20th Century Fox TV tomorrow, then the current, twenty-third season will be the show's last. If they do come to terms, FOX only wants one more additional season before they cut ties with the show completely.
24 years on the air.
Doesn't sounds as good as 25 does it?