Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Simpsons Will Go On: Harry Shearer Is Back!

Fox and The Simpsons finalized a deal with Harry Shearer. Harry plays numerous supporting characters on the country's longest running animated sitcom.

Many fans felt that the lost of comedian/talk radio host Harry Shearer would end Fox's longtime animated series. Fear not, Harry's worked out a deal with Al Jean, James Brooks and creator Matt Groening. He signaled that he's down with the series for a few more seasons.

A few months back, Harry was not a happy camper when it came to his cut of the check. He said that for all the work he's contributed to the show, the quality of the product isn't benefiting him. He made it clear, if he's not getting paid enough, he's done.

He contributes to a vast majority of characters in The Simpsons hometown of Springfield.
Don't panic, Mr. Burns and Smithers will continue on The Simpsons.
To lose him would be the end of five major supporting characters.

Harry contributes to 20 supporting characters in the series.

The remaining cast have confirmed signing on to series for the next two seasons. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria are down with the series.

All have been in their roles since 1989.

Dan Castellaneta - Homer, Krusty, Itchy, Bumblebee Man Santa's Little Helper, and others.
Julie Kavner - Marge, Patty and Selma.
Nancy Cartwright - Bart, Nelson, Milhouse, Maggie, Ralph Wiggum and others.
Yeardley Smith - Lisa
Hank Azaria - Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Prof. Frink, and others.
Harry Shearer - Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Lenny, Smithers, Mr. Burns, Dr. Hibbert, and others.

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