Entertainment Harry Shearer is returning to 'The Simpsons'

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    Excellent ... Harry Shearer is returning to 'The Simpsons' after all
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    Emmy-award winning voice actor Harry Shearer, who has voiced the maniacal Montgomery Burns and the all-too-polite Ned Flanders on "The Simpsons" for more than 20 years, has signed a new contract with Fox.

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    Harry Shearer is headed back to Springfield, after all.

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    The Emmy-award winning voice actor, who has voiced the maniacal Montgomery Burns and the all-too-polite Ned Flanders on "The Simpsons" for more than 20 years, has signed a new contract with Fox, according to a Fox statement.

    Shearer, whose other famous roles include Burns' lackey, Waylon Smithers; the oft-perplexed Dr. Julius Hibbert; and Springfield Elementary school Principal Seymour Skinner, had announced his exit from the show in May.

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    In a series of tweets in May, Shearer said he wanted the "freedom to do other work." Simpsons' executive producer Al Jean said at the time that Shearer's iconic roles would be recast if he did not return to the show.

    Shearer's initial departure was not the first time the show's famed voice actors have seemed to butt heads with Fox. In 2011, a rancorous pay dispute led to a 30% pay cut for Shearer and the others, although they still earned a reported $300,000 per episode. That made them among the best-compensated actors on TV.

    Times staff writer Scott Collins contributed to this report.
     
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    Another job Ted Cruz wont be getting.
     
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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    The Simpsons has been boring for years:

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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    a face made for punching. can't stand this fucking guy.
     
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    Krinkle What?

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    $7 million a year to read a script. That is some sweet coin.
     
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  9. monsoon

    monsoon Who are you with?

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    Cool! I thought he was dead for some reason.


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    Haven't watched since early 2000s.
    90s Simpsons is so great though
     
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    90s simpsons great.... transition to 2000 was GREAT to me, "Weekend at Burnsie's" and the following episodes were out there... just for me. Recent Simpsons are GOOD... but I don't really care anymore.. I still watch them every now and then and enjoy it.. I just dont care to tune in.

    I refuse to believe the hipster hype that continues the thought that "simpsons sucks now" No sir! They are GOOD.
    "Oh man, I can't believe we spaced on the date!"
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