Hold up, Simpsons fans! Harry Shearer could return to the long-running animated series.

The voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders announced Wednesday night that he broke off negotiations with producers andd producers said they're looking for a replacement. But today (Thursday) executive producer James L. Brooks tweeted, "Hey, we tried. We're still trying. Harry, no kidding, let's talk."

And a source tells TMZ there's a chance Harry could re-sign. "It was difficult for him not to come back. He loves all 23 of his characters. If there's a way to work this out and continue to have a career in addition to The Simpsons he would be delighted."

At issue is a stipulation in his contract that gives producers the right to nix Harry's non-Simpsons projects.