The Simpsons extended for two series
The voice artists, who reportedly earn $8m (£5.2m) each per series, were prepared to accept a deep cut in pay in order to gain a small share of the show’s wider revenues.
One of the show’s cast, Harry Shearer, said he had been told that there were “simply no circumstances under which the network would consider allowing me or any of the actors to share in the show’s success”.
While he conceded that their salaries were “ridiculous by any normal standard”, Shearer added he found it “hard to believe that this is Fox’s final word on the subject” of profit-sharing.
The show’s makers declined to respond to his comments.
Profits for the company, who has people filing TPS reports in each other’s rectal cavities. Talent gets 30% pay cut, and they’re the ones who have helped make the show a massive hit for 23 seasons, make the show a cultural icon known and understood around the world, and make billions for the company.