THE. HELL. YOU. SAY.
FOX, if you do this, people will try to kill you (and grind your execs into a fine, pink powder).
As excited as I was about the return of Futurama, FOX has once again ruined that experience by their callous actions. According to no less than cast members John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche on their Facebook pages, a casting notice has gone out to replace actors DiMaggio, LaMarche, Billy West and Katy Sagal.
Personally, I’m betting that FOX doesn’t want to pay for these talented folk and would much rather cast “sound-alikes” at a much lower rate. A similar incident happened on Matt Groening’s other series, The Simpsons, which resulted in a hefty raise for the voice actors.
Nevertheless, any attempt to recast these talented folks should be the first indicator that the new season is poorly executed and just a cheap attempt to push out product.