Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa aren’t going anywhere. The cast of The Simpsons has agreed to a new deal that will keep their iconic animated series on the air for two more seasons.
20th Century Fox Television, which produces the show, had wanted to slash the actors’ salaries from $440,000 to $250,000 an episode. The voice actors — including Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer — balked, and it looked like the show was headed for cancellation.
But crisis averted! The two parties found a middle ground late Friday. The Simpsons will remain on the Fox TV schedule at least through the 2012-2013 season.