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'Simpsons' Renewed

What would resident voice of reason Lisa Simpson think? Twentieth Century Fox announced Friday night they had renewed a deal for the 24th and 25th seasons. Although no details were released yet about a possible deal, earlier reports on Friday said The Simpsons’ lead voice actors have all but conceded to a pay cut—but it may not be as steep as the network's original 45 percent reduction offer. The cast has not been given a cut of the “back end” of the profits, meaning they have received no money from any merchandising, licensing, or syndication from reruns. Cast member Harry Shearer has made it clear he would take up to a 70 percent pay cut if the network would share some of the back end of profits, but Fox has reportedly refused to negotiate on this.