Phew, Harry Shearer Is Staying On The Simpsons After All

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Harry Shearer, the talented voice actor behind Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and a number of other iconic Simpsons characters (Otto! Dr. Hibbert! Rainier Wolfcastle!), will remain with the show for at least the next two years, Fox announced today (via THR).


That’s despite Shearer’s proclamation in May that he would be leaving the show, which led to widespread Simpsons fan panic at the idea of someone trying to replace him. Fortunately, there’s nothing to worry about—except for maybe the fact that The Simpsons will never, ever end.

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Any word on whether or not they can get Phil Hartman back?