According to the good folks over at TVGuide, we have learned that a number of members of the all-star Grey's Anatomy
cast have agreed to new, more lucrative contracts. You must remember that all members of the cast were all under long-term contracts, none had run up, so these are all negotiations. That beings said, ABC felt like rewarding the cast for being a part of the highest rated scripted show on television. These contracts come on the heels of the whole Katherine Heigl
controversy that centered around her botched contract talks. Not surprisingly, she has still yet to sign a new contract, and has yet to receive a raise.
Here's a look at what we know about the contracts:
- Ellen Pompeo has locked down a monstrous contract, worth around $200,000 per episode.
- James Pickens and Chandra Wilson have agreed to contracts worth $125,000 per episode.
- T.R. Knight and Justin Chambers are close to signing the deals worth $125,000 per episode.
- Isaiah Washington hasn't signed anything as of yet, and it's unsure of whether he will be offered a raise, in light of his recent homophobic comments.
- Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, and Patrick Dempsey have yet to sign any new deals and there is no word on either when they will sign them or what they are looking for.
- The contracts are all, supposedly, retroactive to the beginning of this season, which is a pretty nice perk.
- Kate Walsh is currently negotiating some sort of altogether different deal, seeing as she will be starring in her very own Grey's Anatomy spin-off.
Again, none of these actors are going anywhere next year; they are all still under contract. However, it could result in bad blood if there are any cast members who hold out for a bigger paycheck than the others. We'll have to wait and see.
Who do you think deserves the most money in the cast? Who is the most valuable?
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer