Thursday, February 16, 2006

Is this person nuts?

Last night on my ride home I heard an "entertainment" report on a radio station. One of their stories was that someone (one of the interns) from the ABC hit show
Grey's Anatomy was going to be leaving the show.

Is this person NUTS?! Like the show or not its become a MASSIVE hit. Its pulling down 30+ Million viewers per week.

ER has lost a slew of cast members as well and only recently has George Clooney started to hit big. Where are Mark Green, Carter, Peter Benton (don't get me started on Carters 20 second f'ing cameo on ER last week). All of them left for "greener pastures". Well done..what were you pulling down per episode..250K per?

Oh I am burnt out is another one you hear. Stop..what is the life of a tv drama..sure there are shows that are on for 10+ years but call me crazy...250K per EPISODE of a multicast show can't be that hard of a can't. Also these shows are tops 25 episodes a year. I'd say that 4 months per year they can easily "unwind" and "spend more time with the family". Everyone I know would take 4 months off a year if they could.

Whomever this person is that thinks there are better things..good luck. I'd say "cash in while the cashing in is good". I am sure after a season like this (or next) big contract negotiations could come down the pike.


At Friday, February 17, 2006 9:55:00 AM , Blogger Jenny G said...

I don't even want to think about how much Noah Wyle got paid for that.

At Friday, February 17, 2006 12:26:00 PM , Blogger Kris said...

I was just checking Clooney's stats on IMDB...did you know this is the second show called ER he was on? There was another "E/R" on TV in 1985 where he played "Ace" and Elliot Gould was the lead. I actually have some vague memories of this show.

At Friday, February 17, 2006 12:58:00 PM , Blogger Annoyed said...

I've seen every episode of that other E.R. show...There were like 6 or 10 total I think..

Noah Wyle was making over a million dollars an episode when he left.

Anthony Edwards as well.

The fact is, all three of the people you mentioned are set for life.

In his 10 or 11 year run on that show Wyle made upwards of 100 I'm sure he has money coming in from the re-runs.

He had a baby right before he left and I suppose he's content on being retired.

The entire original cast is pretty much set for life if they were smart with their money. Bottom end... BOTTOM.... After 8 years on the show any of the original cast walked away with close to 40 million, and that's being very conservative.


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