Perfectly Cromulent News: Harry Shearer will Embiggen “The Simpsons” by Returning for Two More Seasons

“Am I so out of touch? No, it’s the children who are wrong.”
Perfectly Cromulent News: Harry Shearer will Embiggen “The Simpsons” by Returning for Two More Seasons

“Am I so out of touch? No, it’s the children who are wrong.”

Words: Nate Rogers

July 08, 2015

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Back in May, basically half of The Simpsons’ best characters walked out on the upcoming twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth seasons via voiceover actor Harry Shearer, who cited “the freedom to do other work” as his reasoning behind not signing his sacriliciously gigantic contract. Naturally, Fox retorted by explaining to Shearer that money could be exchanged for goods and services, which has led to the not-so-surprising news that the price is now right for him to return.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shearer was initially offered the same deal as the other actors—$300,000 per episode—and after a two-month build-up…that’s still the exact same amount that he will be receiving. The deal will carry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner…and the rest…through the next two seasons, with an option for two more after that.

At press time, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks were both unavailable for comment.

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