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The Simpsons Cast Has Until Noon! Agree With Paycut Or Else!

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The Simpsons Face Cancellation If Talent Doesnt Accept Pay Cuts By Noon

This is awful!

The Simpsons CAN and SHOULD go on, but the series' new financial position calls for a 45% pay-cut in talent salaries — dropping from 440,000 to 250,000 per episode.

While the producers have already accepted their pay-cuts, the voice actors are chaining themselves to a tree.

Fox Television issued a statement:

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.

We want that too! We've been watching since the animation sucked!!!

Sure, they've had some dips in creativity in their 23-season run, but the ups still outnumber the downs. These last two seasons especially! We've really been seeing their genius satire make a comeback, and we'd hate to see it end.

Like the headline says, the talent has until noon to decide Simpson fate.

Sigh… we'll keep you posted…

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12 comments to “The Simpsons Cast Has Until Noon! Agree With Paycut Or Else!”

  1. 1

    well really now. how could ANYONE survive on 250,000 an episode?

  2. 2

    What ever!! No one has said "OMG DID YOU SEE THE SIMPSONS LAST NIGHT?" in about 8 years. Let it go. You're not bringing in the money to demand top dollar anymore. Pass the torch and thank God/Xenu or whomever for the past 25 yrs.

  3. 3

    Ay, caramba!!!

  4. 4

    The reality is these people have had cushy jobs for a loooong time. The show sucks now anyway, so I could care less either way. The Simpsons use to be the best and the old episodes still are great, but they have lost it. Just for the record I give them the benefit of the doubt, it's hard to stay fresh after so many years.

  5. 5

    The Simpsons had a very long and impressionable run, but the show lost its appeal, charm, and impact on pop culture years ago. Time to give it a rest and come out with something new.

  6. 6

    you know what they should do?…. put it in a different network like NBC!

  7. 7

    Sounds like they should hire new talent.

  8. 8

    The franchise has earned 1B to date. These execs are greedy power cocksuckers. I hope the cast walks and ends it. There would be no Simpsons without them.

  9. 9

    So, your kids' teachers work 50 hour weeks, 15 of it unpaid, act as social workers, mentors, coaches and psychologists, and make $40,000/year.
    Animators who work 70 hours per week make $40,000/year.
    Voice actors who sit on bar stools make $440,000. For one hour. $9 million per year.
    Let 'em go, get new blood.

  10. 10

    if they wont make if from doing that
    they wont make it in any kind of way

    they are only voice actors
    in some way they will loose because thats all people know and want them as

    Nick is not gonna hire them to voice a cartoon with more then more then 100K per episode
    they dont even pay that much to real people

  11. 11

    FOX needs to do what most companies would do - hire illegal immigrants for a fraction of the salary.

  12. 12

    250K an episode?

    … most people don't even make that in a year.

    Especially since this show has been running for 23 seasons, lets also not forget about the profit they made from those episodes, too.