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7 TV Salary Disputes

Television salary disputes are almost as old as the Nielsen charts. Here are some examples. 1. With Friends Like These By May 2001, the original contracts of the six Friends stars had recently expired, and NBC was slated to announce its new Fall schedule to advertisers just a few days hence. Jennifer, Courteney, the two Matts, et [...]

6 Shows Saved by First-Run Syndication

One little-known adage in the world of TV sitcoms is “when the networks hand you lemons, there’s always first-run syndication.” Occasionally, when a series fails to land a place on the network schedule, there is someone on the production staff who believes in the project enough (or who has a well-placed relative at a UHF [...]