Is This The Last Year For The Simpsons?

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Could it really be true? Could FOX actually cancel The Simpsons after 23 seasons on the air? Executives at the network have threatened to drop the axe on the beloved cartoon if its voice actors won’t agree to a 45% pay cut. And it’s looking like they may not take the decrease.

Evidently, cast members Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer offered to take a 30% pay cut in exchange for a piece of the show’s back-end profits, but Fox said no thanks. This isn’t the first time the show has struggled with money negotiations, and it’s always worked out in the past, so likely, they’ll reach an agreement again.

But is that necessarily such a good thing? Does anyone still watch The Simpsons? I’ll got to bat for the series as a true work of brilliance any day, but 23 seasons is a lot of seasons! And the general consensus (on tumblr, in overheard conversations in line at the grocery store – you know, science stuff) is that the show is only continuing to go downhill with each new season. So maybe it’s time to bid Homer, Bart and the gang a proper farewell? I’m sorry if I’ve made you mad – I know how Simpsons fans can get.