If you haven’t heard, yesterday it was announced that TheSimpsons is in danger of cancellation after over two decades on the air. Thereason? Money issues. FOX says that the show can’t keep going under the currentfinancial model and wants the actors to take a big pay cut. The actors arereportedly open to a smaller cut, but want a share of the profits in return.Check out the full story on yahoo.
I have to say that while I guess an almost 50 percent cut in pay is a bit high, I have a hard time feeling sorry for them when that wouldstill be more than 4 million dollars a year, and this isn’t the first time theyhave almost caused a shut down over money. It’s also hard to feel sorry for FOXwhen they have such a bad track record for treating shows properly and I’m surethe CEOs are not taking cuts.
There really is no clear-cut side to take here, but I hopefor the sake of the fans all parties are at the very least able to cometogether and make whatever sacrifices are needed to at least give to give The Simpsons a proper final season if a long-tern deal can’t be reached. The show has been a pop culture icon for so longand is one of a few shows that kept FOX from going the way of UPN and the WB early on. Theseries (and the fans) deserved that much respect. What do you all think? Have you picked a side? Don’t care?Comment back and let’s talk about it.