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The Simpsons Saved For Two More Years

by Paul Cashmere on October 8, 2011

in News

20th Century Fox has reached an agreement with its actors to kept The Simpsons going for at least another two seasons.

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

Earlier this week a dispute arose when the main actors were told they would need to talk a 45% pay-cut of that the show would not be renewed for next year.

The cast members each make $440,000 per episode or just over $8million each a year.

Under the new agreement they will take a 70% pay-cut off their weekly pay but then share in the profits from reruns, DVDs and licencing deals.

The show cost $5 million per episode to make. Fox claims that it loses money on every episode it airs but more than makes up for those loses with the additional revenue streams later.

The Simpsons is broadcast in over 100 countries and in 50 languages. In the USA it averages 7.1 million viewers per week. That is around 5 million viewers a week less than he had 10 years ago.

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