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Take A Breath! It's Likely The Simpsons Will Last For One More Season

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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?

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13 comments to “Take A Breath! It's Likely The Simpsons Will Last For One More Season”

  1. 1

    Best show on Earth. Since a couple of years ago the episodes were very stupid but last season was getting better and better like the old ones. I hope the voices actors let one season more. They are already millionaries, how much affect their lifes this little cut of money?

  2. 2

    Simpsons suck now anyway. It use to be such a great show and now i can't even watch it.

  3. 3

    Fox wants 25 years. It is obviuos. That is why they are trying to cut the stars salaries in half. Fox should stop being cheep and pay them their salaries. The Simpsons Movie made over 100 million at the box office, and no doubt, they will want to make another one. Why piss off the actors? Fact is, they are the stars, and people woul be less inclined to see an animated movie without the original voices.

  4. 4

    the simpsons used to be so awesome
    but past 3 seasons are pure crap

    they dont even half compare to how fast and cool family guy is !

  5. 5

    Give the actors a percentage of the merchandise to make up the difference.
    There is more than one way around this.

  6. 6

    oh well, at least Beavis and Butthead are back!!

  7. 7

    Why kill off a cash cow? Give the voice actors what they deserve!

  8. 8

    The Simpsons have been sucking since years. I honestly cant understand who watches it anymore. I can understand why they want to cut ties with it, since its sinking itself, theres no future. They shouldnt lower the actors salary, why would they do such a thing at this point?.

  9. 9

    Theyd be better off just do a really high quality mini-season that brings the whole show to a happy conclusion. Its ready.

  10. 10

    It is the writers who make this show.
    Time for the kids to grow up and their voices to 'change' a little bit.
    No problemo.

  11. 11

    $440,000 per episode? so they're making 9.6 million a season? how ever will those poor muffins ever survive on a mere 5.5 million dollars a year???? we need to take up a collection IMMEDIATELY!

  12. 12

    Re: Jthemac – Wouldn't you rather make $440,000 and have a job?

  13. 13

    NOOOOO Say it ain't so. Hopefully they are just rooting around for better ratings. I mean The Simpsons is an American Staple… like hamburgers!!!