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'Simpsons' characters to be recast after core cast member leaves

but the show will go on
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: May 15, 2015 1:12 am

Coming just days after 'The Simpsons', the longest running scripted TV show of all time, was re-confirmed for a further two seasons by the Fox Network, one of the core voice actor cast members has parted ways with the production.




Veteran comedian Harry Shearer, the voice behind Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Principal Skinner, Otto and many many more has taken to Twitter to announce that he "won't be part" of the show moving forward.



'Simpsons' show runner Al Jean told 'New York Times' journalist that "we do not plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available."



Harry Shearer will return for one more episode of the show which airs this weekend in the U.S.

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