After leaving the voice cast over a salary dispute, Harry Shearer is now officially back as a The Simpsons cast member. Fox announced all of the principal voice performers have signed on for the 27th and 28th seasons of the animated series. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Shearer will be reprising the roles they’ve inhabited for the past nearly 30 years.
All of the six main voice cast members have earned Emmy Awards for their work on the popular, long-running series. Overall, The Simpsons has earned 31 Emmys and was the first animated series in history to win a Peabody Award.
The most recent season averaged 7.6 million viewers over all platforms, and continues to rank as one of the top 15 shows on “broadcast television among Male Teens, Men 18-34, and Men 18-49, and ranks among the Top 20 in Adults 18-34,” per Fox.
Also of Interest: