Actor Harry Shearer has signed a new deal to return to The Simpsons for its 27th and 28th seasons, resolving a contract dispute that was rooted in Mr. Shearer’s requirement for “freedom to do other work” in his words. Mr. Shearer voices characters including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy, and Kent Brockman, […]
A report on CNN Money reports that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the voice cast of The Simpsons for the show’s 27th and 28th seasons, according to longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean. Jean added that, “We do not plan to ‘kill off’ his characters but replace them with the most talented members of […]
Al Jean, longtime producer of The Simpsons, has stated on Twitter that there will be no more DVD releases of the famed cartoon, citing the “DVD market is dying” as the reason why Fox has discontinued them. The series skipped from season 17 to 20 on DVD, but seasons 18 and 19 and all subsequent […]
“The Simpsons” are slated to invade the venerable Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for an event titled “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” on September 12-14, 2014 with a possibility that the gig could lead to a Broadway appearance as well. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alf Clausen and a small portion […]
Somebody will be joining Maude Flanders as the next animated character to be killed off on “The Simpsons” this season. Producer Al Jean would not reveal the name of the character, only a clue – that the actor playing that character won an Emmy award for playing that character – though this narrows it down […]
The Simpsons producer Al Jean is spearheading a campaign to compel the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences to reconsider the way it categorizes eligibility for the Emmys. The trigger for Jean’s protest is the fact that NBC’s live-action sitcom Community was allowed to submit for nomination in the comedy series, writing, and animated program […]
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