Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Harry Shearer has signed a $13 million deal to return to “The Simpsons” after quitting the popular US animated sitcom earlier this year.
Shearer is now returning for the 27th and 28th seasons of “The Simpsons”.
The 71-year-old, who plays Homer Simpson’s ‘okely dokeley’ neighbour Ned Flanders and the evil billionaire Mr Burns, has signed back onto the show, Fox network revealed on Tuesday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The Emmy-winning actor announced his departure in May after 26 years on the hit show, which debuted with Shearer in 1989.
Shearer has signed on for two more seasons of the show with an estimated $300,000 pay out for each episode.
The deal also provides the option for Shearer to sign on for two additional seasons, if the show runs for its 30th year.