Is this goodbye to the familiar voices of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Smithers, Principal Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy, Otto?
from James L. Brooks' lawyer: "show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best.". (1/2)— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) May 14, 2015
This because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best. (2/2)— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) May 14, 2015
Contract negotiation hardball?
Every Simpsons' fans worst nightmare just came true -- Harry Shearer ... one of the key voices on the show is leaving after contract talks broke down.
According to Shearer ... co-creator and executive producer James L. Brooks' attorney broke the news that Harry would "not be part of" the show going forward.
TMZ broke the story ... Shearer was the last cast member left to sign on for the 2 year extension FOX recently announced. Our sources said the 71-year-old actor had issues with the back end and merchandising parts of his contract, and refused to sign.