Homer Simpson is about to get a big raise.
Twentieth Century Fox Television clinched a deal late Friday for cast members to return to "The Simpsons," the animated hit currently in its 15th season on Fox Broadcasting Co.
Production halted in early April as the six actors who voice the characters sought nearly a tripling of their salaries -- already $125,000 each per episode -- plus a cut of the show's profit. "The Simpsons" has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in syndicated profit for the studio.
Under the new four-year deal, the cast members will each get approximately $250,000 per episode, or $5.5 million a year, but no profit stake, sources said.