Unfortunately for all of you The Simpsons fans out there, production has been delayed on next season due to disputes (over money, what else) between the actors (the voices) and 20th Century Fox TV.
The main voice talents (as they are called) want their salary per episode to be raised from $360,000 to $500,000.
As of now, the episode count for next season has already been reduced to 20. If an agreement isn't reached soon, this number could dwindle even more.
Personally, I think $360,000 an episode for voice work sounds pretty darn good. While I understand that these actors have been working on the show for 20 years and deserve a hefty lump of cash for their efforts, it sounds a little bit excessive to be demanding the amount of money that some of the highest paid actors that actually appear in person receive for their work.
What do you think?
Source: TV Guide