'Desperate' Stars Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria Want Pay Raises
Teri Hatcher also signs a new contract.
Desperate Housewives stars Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria are demanding pay raises, reports Bloomberg.
All of their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Teri Hatcher has signed a new contract, sources familiar with the situation tell Bloomberg. (They want to remain anonymous because the talks with ABC aren’t public.)
On Jan. 10, ABC announced the renewals of six of its shows - Housewives wasn't among them, but it is expected to be picked up.
The show is one of ABC’s most-watched scripted show, averaging 13.1 million viewers a night and 5.75 million among the 18-to-49 demo.
Huffman, Cross, Longoria and Hatcher have been on the show since its 2004 debut.
“We are currently in talks and hope to reach agreement soon,” Amber Woodward, an assistant to Huffman, told Bloomberg. Liza Anderson, Longoria’s publicist, said the actress wasn’t available to comment. Brad Cafarelli, who represents Hatcher, was seeking a comment. Howard Green, Cross’s manager, didn’t respond to e-mail requests for comment.
Creator Marc Cherry signed a development contract with ABC in 2009 that runs through 2013, according to the network.