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Say Goodbye To Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, & Many, Many More! Find Out Who's Leaving The Simpsons & Why HERE!

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When the good news came out that The Simpsons had been renewed for another two years, there was a dark lining to the silver cloud.

Rumor had it that one of the cast had not yet signed on for more episodes.

[ Related: Homer Simpson Knew About The Higgs Boson Years Before Everyone Else! ]

Now it seems that Harry Shearer was that cast member, and his loss will be devastating!

Harry tweeted the news in a strange but dour series of messages that included words from the lawyer of Simpsons creator James L. Brooks.

But the bigger point was that he was leaving the show for good! He wrote:

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Woo Hoo (Almost)! The Simpsons Cast Likely To Accept More Reasonable Pay Cuts From Fox!

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Okay, so maybe the Simpsons cast will have to stay in SLIGHTLY less luxurious villas the next time they travel to Hawaii. LOLz.

To recap….(deep breaths)….

On Tuesday, we learned that Fox was considering cancelling The Simpsons if the voice cast didn't take a 45% pay cut.

Then yesterday, both sides were prepping for negotiations to decide whether or not the show would continue for at least one more season.

Then earlier today, we learned that The Simpsons would be cancelled after NOON if the voice cast didn't accept the proposed pay cut from Fox.

In an effort to play hero,

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Has Harry Shearer Hurt Simpsons Negotiations By Going Rogue???

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We LOVED what he had to say…but we suppose we can understand how this could cause dramz with the rest of the Simpsons cast.

A bit earlier today, Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer released a lengthy statement, in which he said he'd be willing to take a 70% pay cut for Fox to keep The Simpsons on the air. In return, Harry said he'd like a small amount of profit participation in the show.

Now, we're hearing

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Harry Shearer Willing To Take 70% Pay Cut To Keep The Simpsons Alive (Statement Included)!

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Harry Shearer, one of the voice talents for The Simpsons, is willing to take a 70% pay-cut amidst the different negotiation pleas in the face of cancellation.

His only condition? That he receive back-end payments like the producers. But that's something execs are just not willing to agree on…

Harry is the voice behind Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, Rainier Wolfcastle, Dr. Marvin Monroe, et al.

Here's his official statement:

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