FOX retains Harry Shearer for the coming seasons of "The Simpsons"

Following the announcement of THE SIMPSONS' renewal for an unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, FOX hasconfirmed return ofevery member of the iconic series' voice cast in...
FOX retains Harry Shearer for the coming seasons of “The Simpsons”

Following the announcement of THE SIMPSONS’ renewal for an unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, FOX has confirmed return of every member of the iconic series’ voice cast including Harry Shearer in the roles they have brought to life since the show’s beginnings as a series of animated shorts nearly 30 years ago. Harry Shearer, the actor and voice artist popular for being the voice of principle Seymour Skinner, Mr. Burns and dozens more in The Simpsons had earlier decided to end his 25-year long relation with the show. The critically acclaimed THE SIMPSONS voice cast has been recognized with countless awards over the series’ 26 seasons, including 11 Emmys. In fact, every main cast member – Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria And Harry Shearer – has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance at some point in the show’s run, which, with the recent two-season pick-up, will extend to an astounding 625 episodes and counting. The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 27th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 31 Emmy Awards, 31 Annie Awards, a 2015 People's Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman, a Starz company, is the animation house