Friday, July 17, 2009

Good News Everyone...

AICN is quoting a FOX that says Negotiations between Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio have broken down regarding the 26 new episodes Futurama.  Fox is now threatening to replace them with new voice actors.  

Official Statement from FOX:

"We love the Futurama voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands. While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that we will find terrific new performers to give voice to Matt and David's brilliantly subversive characters."

To me this seems to be merely posturing.  The facts are most fans will not return to the show if those key voice actors are replaced.  I could see them actually have new cast members, but replacing only the voices would be stupid.  I will say that if things do go down this path that: 1) Again FOX has missed the point, and 2) I will not be watching these new episodes.