Do you realize that there are people who have been born and have graduated from college and every Sunday night for their entire lives The Simpsons was on television. They have never known Simpson free television. Let me tell you. It was a dark and lonely landscape. There was no such thing as adult animation unless you count the drawings in Playboy. All thanks to Tracey Ullman, Matt Groening and James L Brooks are closing in on billionaire status and Scientology has one of their biggest donors ever in Nancy Cartwright. Now though, the entire thing may come crashing to the ground. The show that brought us King Of The Hill, Family Guy and American Dad may be ending. Apparently FOX wants the actors who voice the characters to take a 45% pay cut in their salaries. In exchange for this, according to The Daily Beast, the actors will receive some back end profits. Uh huh. So far the actors, who currently earn about $8M a season are baling and have offered to take a 30% pay cut. The problem is the actors have no leverage. FOX has more than enough episodes to make billions off this thing for generations. They don't care if the show ends. They don't care if they have to find a new 8pm show for Sundays. The actors know there will be no back end sharing. Accountants will see to that which is why I understand their reluctance, but if I were them I don't think I could walk away from millions of dollars a year for about what amounts to 5 weeks of full-time work that they can do in their pajamas.