05 Oct '11, 3am

D'oh! Long-running cartoon The Simpsons may be facing cancellation after 23 seasons over pay dispute

D'oh! Long-running cartoon The Simpsons may be facing cancellation after 23 seasons over pay dispute

Fox Television said on Tuesday it might cancel The Simpsons if a pay dispute with voices behind the characters of the hit American cartoon series cannot be resolved. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (AFP) - Fox Television said on Tuesday it might cancel The Simpsons if a pay dispute with voices behind the characters of the hit American cartoon series cannot be resolved. 'Twenty-three seasons in, The Simpsons is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world,' said Fox, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. 'We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model,' it added in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter trade journal. 'We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows The Simpsons to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years...

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