I don’t know if you’ve been following The Simpsons drama with the cast, but Fox was threatening to cancel the series unless the actors took a huge pay cut. Well, the actors budged and they’re willing to lower their rates, but not as much as Fox wanted.
Fox wanted them to lower their rates from $400,000/episode to $250,000/episode. So what does this all mean? The show should be coming back if they can all agree to a number. That means Dan Castellaneta (Homer, Grampa Simpson, Krusty the Clown, and others), Julie Kavner (Marge and others), Nancy Cartwright (Bart and others), Yeardley Smith (Lisa), Hank Azaria (Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu), and Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, and Ned Flanders, among others) are all in negotiations as we speak. Time will tell where they land, but at least they’re trying to make it work!
I remember a time when there was a ban on Bart Simpson t-shirts at my elementary school because it was too edgy…my, my have times changed!
**UPDATE** It’s officially renewed…