Whitney Cummings, the star of NBC’s new comedy "Whitney," may soon get a bump-up in her per-episode paycheck, reports the New York Post.
The anticipated raise from her current salary of $60,000 an episode, after only three episodes of the program have aired, is due to stronger-than-expected ratings for the show, the story notes. The amount of the projected increase was not known.
Cummings is also a co-writer on "2 Broke Girls," a CBS comedy, although it’s unknown what she is being paid for that, the story adds. Her overall worth is an estimated $3.5 million, the piece notes.
It’s a big turnaround from a little over a year ago, when Cummings was the butt of a joke by David Hasselhoff, who said, "Whitney Cummings? Whitney Cummings doesn’t know who Whitney Cummings is!” the article notes.