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]
Harry Shearer Is Leaving 'The Simpsons'
by Adam Frucci Harry Shearer, longtime Simpsons voice of such characters as Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Otto Mann, and Rainier Wolfcastle, has tweeted saying that he's leaving the show due to a contract dispute. from Jame... [Read More]
The Simpsons gets a renewal order for two more seasons while Springfield comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood
The longest-running primetime scripted series, The Simpsons, can tack on two more years sending it through 28 seasons in total to date. This marks the latest multi-season renewal for TV’s longest-running hit. Following prolonged negotiations with its voice cast, the network reached n... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ future is decided
The Simpsons are staying on Fox for at least another two seasons as the network announced the renewal on Monday, not like anyone was truly worried about the show’s future. Seasons 27 and 28 will push the longest-running sitcom to 625 episodes. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart... [Read More]
Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' for Two More Seasons
by Megh Wright The Simpsons isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fox has officially given the long-running series a double, 22-episode season renewal for a 27th and 28th season, which will bring the total number of Simpsons episodes to 625. The Simpsons debuted on Fox... [Read More]
Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)
Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson woul... [Read More]
'Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story' Airs on Fusion This Sunday
by Megh Wright The documentary Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teamed up with Fusion to make last year is set to air one week after his death. According to Deadline, Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story will debut on Fusion this Sunday on 8:00pm and repeat on the network throughout the following we... [Read More]
Sam Simon co-creator of The Simpsons and philanthropist passes at age 59
The unfortunate news has finally arrived and falls on anything but deaf ears. Sam Simon has succumb to his battle with terminal cancer which he was diagnosed with in late 2012. A nine-time Emmy winner who wrote episodes of  the popular shows Taxi, Cheers and It’s Garry... [Read More]
Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dead at 59
Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, died Sunday at age 59. Simon had been suffering from colon cancer, and he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. “Sam Simon taught me everything about animation writing, and even more about life,” Simpsons producer Al Jean said. ... [Read More]
RIP Sam Simon (1955-2015)
Sam Simon, the comedy writer/producer/director of sitcoms such as Cheers, The George Carlin Show and The Simpsons, who funneled millions of his own profits from the latter show into a non-profit foundation that rescued dogs, has died from cancer. Simon was 59. The Sam Simon Foundation announced the ... [Read More]