Cowabunga! Simpsons cast get 100% pay rise

The threat of TV’s best-loved family leaving our screens has been averted
after US television network Fox settled a pay dispute with the leading actors.

The cast of The Simpsons had been on strike for more than a month after
staging a walkout over pay.

The actors – who provide the voices for Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge and dozens
of other characters – will all be shouting ‘Woo-Hoo’ as their pay is set to
rise 100 per cent to a reported $250,000 an episode – giving them US$5.5m
(£3.1m) for each 22-episode season.

The six main actors had originally been asking for as much as $8m (£4.5m)
for a season, plus a profit share package.

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