Monday, August 08, 2005

Nice work if you can get it...

Per Entertainment Weekly: Fox, in keeping alive the corpse of That '70s Show following the exit of the inexplicably popular Ashton Kutcher and, far worse, Topher Grace (an actor with possibly the deftest comedy chops of his generation), has offered co-star Danny Masterson a 15 Million Dollar salary to return for the series' final year. I repeat: $15,000,000.

Trying to keep something as delicately balanced as an ensemble series going after key players leave (or die, as with Phil Hartman in the until-then superlative New Radio) almost never works. I'm sure Masterson appreciates it, though.

6 Comments:

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous John Bohlke said...

Fifteen million for one season?! On a show that will more than likely be canceled soon after?! I wonder what new show or current show will get the axe to pay that?

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

I don't know, maybe they make a crap load off the DVDs? Still, it's hard to believe it's that much. Maybe the syndication market?

This officially is supposed to be the last season, however.

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

That's more than the budget of the first Star Wars.

Over twice the combined budgets for King Kong, Gone with the Wind, and Citizen Kane.

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger Triviachamp said...

Is there a link?

 
At 1:25 AM, Anonymous John Bohlke said...

I think that it might be curious how much the other cast members try to hold Fox up for now. I know that I wouldn't settle for anything less than a few million.

 
At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't mind me.

The Muppet Show Season 1 is an EXCEPTIONAL set and I'd recommend everybody pick it up.

 

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