Is this the end for the Simpsons?

Posted on October 5, 2011

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Jibes about the quality of the latest offerings aside, rumours are today circulating that The Simpsons may be about to get the axe as the production studio attempts to cut the actor’s pay by as much as 45% in the face of declining ratings.

Currently the actors get paid $8m for each 22 week season, although a proposed deal to cut that by 30% in exchange for a slice of the marketing and promotional pie (worth billions) was rejected by Fox.

The Blemish reports that “Fox is taking the position that unless they can cut the production costs really drastically, they’ll pull the plug on new shows. The show has made billions in profits over the years and will continue to do so as far as the eye can see down the road. The actors are willing to take a pay cut of roughly a third, but that’s not good enough for Fox.”

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