October 4th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
"The Simpsons" may not make it past its 23rd season.
The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that the studio and the six principal actors who lend their voices to the show are battling over pay, with 20th Century Fox Television trying to get the actors to take a 45 percent pay cut.
Twentieth Century Fox Television tells CNN in a statement, "23 seasons in, 'The Simpsons' is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model."
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