'Desperate Housewives' contract drama almost over; payday looms
Locked in contract negotiations since January, the actresses and network ABC have delayed the announcement of an eighth season for the prime-time soap. But they've cleared the way for a renewal, TV Line reports.
Both sides have reportedly agreed on handsome per-episode rates for the ladies for Season 8, with an option to extend for a ninth season.
Each of the women will earn up to $375,000 per episode, a figure padded with back-end cash and bonuses, TV Line reports.
The report also noted that Hatcher brokered her deal separately from the other three stars, consistent with the history of the show.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: The women of Wysteria Lane, from left: Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman. Credit: Ron Tom / ABC