This week has really been a one-two punch for geeks. First we lose Steve Jobs, and now Fox is going to cancel The Simpsons. The only question is whether they cancel it after this 23rd season or after next year’s 24th season. Let that go through your head for a second. Fox is going to cancel The Simpsons.
The Wrap has the exclusive on the matter. Basically Fox wants the cast to take a 45% pay cut or else they will cancel the show at the end of this season. However, even if they do accept the pay cut; Fox says the show will no longer be profitable and will still end it after next year’s run of episodes.
The cast has until noon today to decide. Either way, it looks like the longest running scripted show in television history will be ending.