A ‘Simpsons’ Actor Explains the Current Situation with Fox

If you’ve been following the contract dispute between the producers and actors of The Simpsons vs. Fox, then you know that things are still pretty up in the air at the moment. While the show’s producers have agreed to the 45 percent cut that the network was asking for, the voice talent is still hoping to negotiate a better deal. “Obviously, there are a lot more important things going on in the world right now, in the streets of New York and elsewhere, but given how many people seem to care about what happens to our show — and how much misinformation has been flying around — I thought it might make sense for at least one member of the cast to speak out directly,” writes Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, and plenty of other characters, in a statement.