‘Simpsons’ Face Cancellation?
October 5, 2011 by staff
‘Simpsons’ Face Cancellation?, The Simpsons and Springfield have faced the possibility of annihilation many times in episodes of the series. Now, they face their greatest challenge of all: the cancellation.
According to The Daily Beast, Fox executives issued an ultimatum on the type of “The Simpsons”, one of the mainstays in the lineup for Fox since 1990. If the voice actors do not comply with a wage decrease importantly, the network is reportedly pulling the plug on the longest prime-time television comedy that was the end of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and other characters of Springfield.
The publication reports that network executives are demanding that the actors who express the characters of The Simpsons should take a pay cut of 45 percent of 8 million and earning per season if the season 24 series will begin production . The voice actors were reportedly willing to reduce their salaries by a third party in exchange for the benefits of the program.
The debut episode of “The Simpsons” was a Christmas special in 1989. Since then, the show has become a source of income for billions of dollars around the world for its creators and the network, ranging from clothing apparel to video games to the big screen success adaptation in 2007. The show was also notable for helping launch the career of the night talk show host Conan O’Brien, who was a writer of the series head before NBC’s “Late Night” work in 1993.
The show’s ratings are significantly lower than at the peak of the series, but the show still occupies the same space of time 8 pm Sunday night which is run since 1994.
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