Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute
Soon after Fox announced that they would be renewing The Simpsons for two more seasons, one of its long-standing cast members announced that he would not be reuniting with the team.
Harry Shearer will not be making a return to the longest-running sitcom in the history of television.
Shearer is the voice behind principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, and Mr. Burns, along with more.
Shearer, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live decided to walk away from a guaranteed $14 million.
Since his decision, FOX has decided to pass the voicing roles on to the next talented members they have on staff.
Shearer, 70, has been with the show since its beginning in 1989. He left so that he can do other work. The deal that FOX wanted him to sign made him exclusive to the show, and gave him firm deadlines which limited his mobility.