“The Simpsons” is one the longest running and arguably the most popular TV show on the planet, which logically means it has a pretty large fanbase. Recently, one the show’s major voice actors Harry Shearer announced that he will be leaving the show, which left the fans in a state of hysteria and discontent.
Fox stated in a release: “Fox is proud to confirm that each and every member of the iconic series’ voice cast will be returning in the roles they’ve brought to life since the show’s beginnings as a series of animated shorts nearly 30 years ago.”
Shearer tweeted back in May 2015: “From James L. Brooks’ lawyer: ‘show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best.’ This because I wanted what we’ve always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best.” But that’s all water under the bridge now.
The voice actor’s decision for departing from the show wasn’t an unexpected one, as the cast of “The Simpsons” had several disputes with the network about money and contracts in the past. However, it seems an agreement has been reached, as the voice of Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, and Mr. Burns is officially the member of the show’s crew yet again.