‘The Simpsons’ Cast Signs Pay Deal for 20th Season

Can you believe The Simpsons has been on the air for 20 years?

And what, you ask, do two decades of prime-time populist television get you? An indelible cultural legacy, a feature length film and, oh, a cool $8 million for each cast member to do voicework for the upcoming 20th season.

No wonder Nancy Cartwright can afford to donate $10 million to the cult of L. Ron Hubbard.

The cast of The Simpson have signed a four-year deal that guarantees a 20th season of the popular TV show, according to trade paper Variety.

Production was delayed for several months while the voice actors and 20th Century Fox TV discussed an agreement.

Variety said the salaries of the stars – including Dan Castellaneta (Homer) and Nancy Cartwright (Bart) – would rise to $400,000 (£200,000) an episode.

The Simpsons is the US’ longest-running prime-time entertainment series.

Because of the delay, 20 episodes of the new series will be made instead of the usual 22, Variety said.

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