After the TABF-production Harry Shearer will not be part of the main cast in The Simpsons. He has voiced many characters over the years, including Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Julius Hibbert, Kang, Lenny Leonard, Timothy Lovejoy, Otto Mann, Seymour Skinner, Waylon Smithers and Rainier Wolfcastle. He has been part of the cast since the first episode was aired in 1989. He is leaving the series because he wants the freedom to do other work. In the last four years, he starred in a UK TV series and starred on the London stage. Shearer has, however, said that he will be willing to continue working on the show as long as he can do other stuff too.