The four stars of ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" are close to finalizing one-year deals that would bring back the show for an eighth season and pay each of them about $325,000 per episode, reports Deadline.com.
Previously, the four stars–Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria–were paid about $275,000 per episode, the story notes. With additional compensation and bonuses, their paychecks would rise as high as $375,000 per episode.
The new deals include an option for a second year, which slates their base salaries to rise up to $350,000, not including other compensation, the article notes. The piece adds that one remaining question about "Desperate Housewives" is the extent of the involvement of the show’s creator, Marc Cherry, since his new ABC project, "Hallelujah," has been picked up to pilot.