Fox has made 1 billion dollars off the Simpsons during it’s 23 year run, but this season will be the last unless the cast agrees to a massive pay cut by tomorrow. Re-read that part about Fox making a billion dollars and you’ll get an idea about how excited they are about that idea.
The Wrap says…
Fox wants “The Simpsons” for one more season at most — and only if it can pay 25 to 30 percent less for it, an executive close to the show told TheWrap. The disclosure comes as producers have agreed to salary cuts to keep the show going, and the show’s six voice actors have been asked to decide by Friday whether they will agree to have their payment cut almost in half.
TheWrap reported Wednesday that, as ammunition in their salary dispute, the actors have commissioned a study estimating the show has made $1 billion in profits over its 23-season run. The study projected that the studio will eventually make about $2.9 billion from the show.
They should probably agree to the cut because that show has sucked for at least 15 years. If I were Fox I would threaten to just re-air the fist seven seasons in order. I’d explain how those would be way better and wouldn’t cost a dime. And if that didn’t work I’d tell them the cookies they just ate were poisoned.