Well this is certainly going to embiggen the hearts of a few of you (and definitely going to embiggen the wallet of Shearer). The will he/won’t he/he’s in/he’s out saga of Harry Shearer and The Simpsons is over, with the voice actor revealed to have signed a new contract with the long running series, bringing to an end speculation about what to do with the myriad of important characters he voiced should he have walked away.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 7, 2015
The new deals for the cast are 4 year contracts, meaning that Fox now has the option to extend the series to an unbelievable 29th and 30th seasons beyond the already ordered 28th.
Said it at the beginning, even truer at the end: thanks to Simpsons fans for your support; wouldn’t have happened w/out you!
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) July 7, 2015