Are 'The Simpsons' worth more cancelled?


We all remember Max Bialystock's (arguably) brilliant plan in "The Producers." If done correctly, a massive Broadway flop can be worth more than a hit. In light of recent news that "The Simpsons" may becancelled if its cast does not take a significant pay cut, the old Bialystock model bears examination. No one is accusing Fox of trying to make a quick buck; in fact, Fox is "hopeful that [they] can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows 'The Simpsons' to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come." However, an interesting analysis by Deadline Hollywood points out that "The Simpsons" cash cow may net Fox more if it gets the axe, thus freeing it for new syndication rights.You've seen the endless "Simpsons" re-runs on Fox and Fox affiliates. And you've watched them -- that's why they're worth so much. But the show is currently tied to a syndication deal that is exclusive...


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