Threat averted: Fox renews ‘Simpsons’ for 2 years

In this undated publicity photo released by Fox, characters from the animated series, &quotThe Simpsons," from left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa, Homer and Bart, are shown. The show's producer said Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, that the show can't continue under its current financial model. That follows a report that big pay cuts are being sought for the actors who provide voices for Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson and the other characters.
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In this undated publicity photo released by Fox, characters from the animated series, "The Simpsons," from left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa, Homer and Bart, are shown. The show's producer said Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, that the show can't continue under its current financial model. That follows a report that big pay cuts are being sought for the actors who provide voices for Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson and the other characters.
The Associated Press
Posted Oct. 07, 2011, at 9:41 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Fans of “The Simpsons” can breathe a “d’oh” of relief: The animated series has been renewed for two more seasons.

A contract dispute with the show’s voice cast had threatened to end the series, but Fox announced Friday it has been renewed for another two years, through season 25. Further details were not provided.

The animated series about the Simpson family, including dad Homer and his familiar “D’oh!” is the longest-running scripted series on TV.

 

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