"How I Met Your Mother" Cast Gets Salary Bumps
Last March, when CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" returned from its strike-induced hiatus with Britney Spears' headline-grabbing appearance, the sitcom began a ratings momentum that carried over to the show's current 4th season. Now, the time has come to reward the cast with more Benjamins.
According to a Hollywood press report this morning, the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" will get a deal retroactive to the beginning of the current season, bringing their salaries up to $90,000-120,000.
Although this will either double or triple their current salaries, the salaries will remain much lower than what other successful sitcom stars are making at this time. Then again, some "Mother" stars have been complete unknowns when the series began in 2005.
Just a couple of years ago, the show was considered "on-the-bubble" and it faced possible cancellation. With the current ratings momentum and this deal (which also extends the stars' contracts for an 8th year), that threat appears to be a thing of the past.
I couldn't be happier. "How I Met Your Mother" is one of the funniest and most cleverly written comedies on television at this moment, and its stellar cast makes the show a true gem.
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