Lisa and Homer will sound like themselves on the forthcoming 10th season of “The Simpsons” after all.
Culminating weeks of contract haggling over episodic salary and backend compensation, “Simpsons” voices Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria settled with Twentieth Century Fox TV late Wednesday, and were skedded to return to work this ayem along with fellow actors Nancy Cartwright and Julie Kavner. The latter pair earlier hammered out agreements.
No terms were immediately available. The four holdout voices had been seeking substantial raises, as well as a share of any second-cycle syndie sales of the show.
The four previously were earning less than $30,000 per episode, and one was making only $18,000 per seg. Fox had responded with threats to replace them.