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ABC As Yet Unable to Renew ‘Desperate Housewives’ Because of Pay Raise Demands from Three Stars. What? In Hollywood??!

Jan 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC hasn’t yet been able to renew its top drama "Desperate Housewives" because three of its stars, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria, are seeking pay raises, reports Bloomberg.

Teri Hatcher, meanwhile, has signed a new contract, the story notes. All four actresses are original cast members who have appeared on the show since it debuted in 2004. TVGuide.com pegged their pay at $400,000 per episode in August, the story notes.

“We expect to get the agreements in place but it just hasn’t happened yet," said Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, in an interview at the TCA press tour.

An assistant to Huffman said they hope to reach an agreement soon, while Longoria’s publicist said the actress wasn’t available to comment. Cross’s manager didn’t respond to requests for comment, the article says

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