Here’s some good news for fans of The Simpsons: The Mr. Burns (and Principal Skinner, and Ned Flanders, among others) you know and love will be back for the animated show’s 27th and 28th seasons. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Harry Shearer, the actor responsible for voicing 23 Simpsons characters, including the aforementioned, has managed to ink a new deal with Fox after announcing on May 13 that he would be leaving the show because he wanted "the freedom to pursue other work."
As THR reports:
The deal is the same as his fellow voice cast — a two-year deal with an option for another two seasons (so a potential four-year pact) and an estimated $300,000 per episode.
Shearer’s new contract means all six of The Simpsons' main voice actors will return for the next two seasons. And it appears at least one 2016 presidential candidate is claiming credit for Shearer's return:
It appears Harry Shearer was so horrified by my Simpsons impressions he agreed to return: http://t.co/z2CEFLvPQs pic.twitter.com/vHToDfHCXM— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 7, 2015
See a chart of which actor voices which characters below.