Posted April 02 2004 - 05:27 AM
Replacing them is not that simple, especially since Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellenata and Harry Shearer do so many characters, there's no way they can find replacements for all the characters. Plus they know the show has been ingrained for 15 years with the same voices. If they start to change, then they will alienate the audiences. If Rupert Murdoch cuts these guys loose, then they may as well chuck the show. I know its gone downhill of late, but it's still far better than any other 30 min sitcom out there. Even Malcom in the Middle has gone downhill.
Fox can make this choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if viewers abandoned them if the Simpson voices are replaced or the show gets cancelled.