Simpsons Fans Get Some Excellent News

Harry Shearer will be back
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2015 2:02 PM CDT
This image released by Fox shows Mr. Burns, left, and his assistant Smithers, both voiced by Harry Shearer.   (Fox via AP)
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(Newser) – For Simpsons fans, phew. Harry Shearer, voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Flanders, the Rev. Lovejoy, and countless others will indeed be back for seasons 27 and 28. Shearer had balked at signing his new contract, reportedly because he wanted more time for outside projects—and not because of the salary of $300,000 per episode, reports Entertainment Weekly. Producers threatened to find new voices for the characters, but news of a deal surfaced today. The show returns to the air on Sept. 27, notes Variety.

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