Harry Shearer Is Returning to ‘The Simpsons’ After All
Back in May it was reported that Harry Shearer was leaving his longtime post at The Simpsons due to a “contract dispute,” but — surprise! — he’s coming back after all. Fox confirmed today that Shearer and the other main five Simpsons voice stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie ... [Read More]
Harry Shearer signs new contract to stay on with The Simpsons
Whoo hooo! Peace has been restored in Springfield. Harry Shearer, who not so quietly decided to depart The Simpsons earlier this year has had a change of heart. After walking away from a reportedly $14M deal, Shearer has now signed a new contract with the long running FOX TV series. The details of t... [Read More]
Danny Elfman Calls the ‘Simpsons’ Theme “the Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Done”
Did you know that the melody of the Simpsons theme song was conceived by composer Danny Elfman while he was driving home from a meeting with Matt Groening? Elfman reveals the story behind the iconic song and some of his other popular musical work in a new interview with Vulture, where he calls the S... [Read More]
13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’
Doh! When it was recently announced that Harry Shearer would be leaving The Simpsons after 26 years, mega-fans were feeling a bit more than what a mere annoyed grunt could express. It’s not just the fact that Shearer is departing – following what amounts to virtually an entire caree... [Read More]
Finally! Sideshow Bob Will Kill Bart Simpson This Halloween!
It took Sideshow Bob nearly three decades to accomplish but finally, he will get his chance to exact his revenge on Bart Simpson — and ultimately put an end to often trouble-making 10-year-old. Simpsons producers announced Saturday during the show’s ATX Festival panel in Austin, Texas th... [Read More]
This week in comedy: Awards were won, and Mr. Burns is in limbo
Although there were lots of developments in the comedy world this week, Louis C.K. in particular had a pretty stellar seven days. He started by talking about his time as one of Conan O’Brian’s writers; check out this video of his trip to Late Night With Seth Meyers for the full... [Read More]
'Rick and Morty's New 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Is a Perfect Mini-Crossover
by Adam Frucci Here's the couch gag for this Sunday's upcoming Simpsons season finale, in which Adult Swim's Rick and Morty accidentally kill Springfield's favorite family and need to figure out how to right their wrong. It's a perfect cross-over between the two shows, bringing the Simpsons into th... [Read More]
Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute
Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and m... [Read More]
Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons and a 14 million dollar deal
Nothing can stay forever. Harry Shearer, an original voice actor and cast member of The Simpsons is leaving the show after contract negotiations didn’t come together. According to statements from the show’s reps, Shearer was, “offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, an... [Read More]
Harry Shearer out after 26 seasons of The Simpsons; FOX staple will recast his voices (Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, more?!)
Four years ago, Harry Shearer took a stand on behalf of his voice cast for The Simpsons as the dominating animated sitcom for FOX. This year, Shearer's stance in contract negotiations is leaving the 71-year-old on the outside looking in when The Simpsons continues for seasons 27 and 28 without ... [Read More]