`The simpsons` was under threat of closure

`The simpsons` was under threat of closureThe future the animated series "the Simpsons" was under threat. Broadcaster Fox announced his intention to cease production of the cartoon, because it cannot continue without a reduction in wages of actors."We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we can not release the following seasons in the current financial model. We hope to be able to achieve with actors agreement that would allow "the Simpsons" to entertain audiences for many years", - quotes RIA Novosti news Agency the statement of Fox Television.This statement was made after unsuccessful attempts to renegotiate contracts with the actors on their terms. For the "voice" of Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa Simpson actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Irdly Smith receive eight million dollars per season.The actors were in negotiations with Fox about 30% reduction in fees in exchange for a portion of the proceeds from the series. However, to compromise the parties did not come."The simpsons" are on American TV for 23 seasons. The last started September 25. The first mini-series was screened in April 1987. Now the series has 488 episodes. In 1997 "the Simpsons" for the duration of the show surpassed "the Flintstones" and currently known to television viewers in more than 100 countries.Created by the animator, producer and screenwriter Matt Graninger "the Simpsons" has won numerous television awards. So, Time magazine in 1998 called Bart Simpson, the mischievous son of Homer, one of the 20 most prominent figures in the arts and entertainment of the twentieth century. 14 January 2000 characters received star on the Hollywood walk of fame.The creative team of "the Simpsons" has won 27 of the most prestigious in U.S. tularemia "Emmy". In September 2011 the authoritative publication included Homer Simpson in the list of "the 10 most outstanding fathers in the history of TV". Source: "the Simpsons" was under threat of closure.

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