The Voice of So Many Simpsons Characters, Harry Shearer Will Return, After All

Longtime voice actor had said he was leaving show

It looks like Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner, among many others, will sound the same when The Simpsons returns this fall.

After previously saying he would not return for the animated sitcom's 27th season, Fox announced today that Harry Shearer will be back alongside the rest of the principal voice cast—Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria.

The news was confirmed on The Simpsons' official Twitter account this afternoon.

Shearer has been the voice of many notable Springfieldians, including Ned Flanders, C. Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman and Principal Seymour Skinner.

Earlier this year, Fox renewed The Simpsons for a 27th and a 28th season.