20th Century Fox Television may be pulling the plug on one of the most beloved series of our time, not because they want to, but because they can’t afford it anymore.
According to WorstPreviews, Fox has revealed that it will not be able to continue creating new “The Simpsons” episodes unless the voice cast takes a massive pay cut.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Fox TV said in a statement:
“23 seasons in, ‘The Simpsons’ is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world…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.”
At the moment, the cast is getting nearly $8 Million a season.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The people at Fox want to cut that down by nearly half.
So the question is…with all the money that is being ranked in by “The Simpsons”, not only through new episodes, but syndication, the movie, video games, t shirts, and all the other memorabilia (not to mention that the network was throwing around the idea of a full Simpsons channel only a week ago), whose side is right?