4/08/2009 6:00 PM ET |
Filed under: TV News
NBC has threatened to find replacements for Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni on Law & Order: SVU!
Wait, wait, wait.
How could that even be a possibility????
Hargity and Meloni's $350,000 per episode contracts expirie in May, and the stars of SVU have reportedly "banded together" to demand a bigger paycheck from the network giants who just sealed the deal for an 11th season of the #1 scripted drama.
Although sources at the network have questioned either Law & Order actor's ability to "walk away from over $7 million a year," NBC is now trying to scare Mariska and Chris into accepting their piddly offer by threatening to replace them!
Too bad insiders have called the network on their bluff! "I don't think in this environment, there's any chance they could re-launch the show with both of them gone," says one big wig from a rivaling network. "It's a horrible time to retool a show."
Here's to hoping!!
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