08 Oct '11, 1am
Fox renews The Simpsons for 2 more seasons
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Fox said on Friday it had renewed animated TV series The Simpsons for another two seasons, after apparently reaching a pay deal with voice actors. 'Fox has renewed The Simpsons, the longest running comedy in television history, for an incredible 24th and 25th season,'the network said in a statement. Fox Television, a unit of New Corp, had said earlier this week that it could no longer afford to keep producing the show without a pay cut of 45 per cent for the main voice actors. The actors had offered to take a 30 per cent pay cut in their US$8 million (S$10.4 million) annual salaries in return for a share of billions of dollars generated by the show in world-wide licensing, syndication and merchandising.