Is This It for The Simpsons?

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THE SIMPSONS: Join The Simpson Family on FOX Sundays during ANIMATION DOMINATION on FOX. THE SIMPSONS ? and ? 2011 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ??2011 FOX BROADCASTING

Fox is threatening to end The Simpsons after this season if the show's voice actors don't agree to a 45 percent pay cut, which, believe it or not, they're not willing to do. According to the Daily Beast, Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer offered to take a perfectly cromulent 30 percent cut in exchange for "a tiny percentage of the show’s huge back-end profits," but Fox declined. While this is the first time straight-up cancellation has been on the table, salary and contract disputes are nothing new for Fox and The Simpsons. Though at this point, is anything new for The Simpsons? Maggie spoke her first words nineteen years ago, the monorail song is eighteen years old, and Homer learned about the Stonecutters sixteen years ago. The Simpsons has been on for a really, really long time. [Daily Beast]