In May, the news broke that Harry Shearer would be leaving the show due to a contract dispute...but he's back!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Shearer has signed a new deal.

Shearer has signed the same contract as did the other five primary voice actors—Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Hank Azaria—keeping the show’s original cast fully intact...

These deals, which run for four seasons (including a network option for seasons 29 and 30), are estimated at more than $300,000 per episode. Fox recently renewed The Simpsons for a 27th and 28th season, which will bring its episode tally to 625.

So don't worry, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Otto, Principal Skinner, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Kent Brockman, and Rainier Wolfcastle will all be back, sounding just like they should.

I think Mr. Burns can sum it up best:


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