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Is the Cast of Grey's Anatomy Overpaid?

Is the Cast of Grey's Anatomy Overpaid?

After months of drama involving fights on the set, prejudice, spin-offs and who can remember what else, we were beginning to wonder if our beloved Grey's Anatomy was doomed. Luckily, last week a handful of the cast members agreed to new contracts with some huge paychecks including Ellen Pompeo scoring 200K per episode. Now, we love us some Grey's but can't get over how much TV stars are making these days. We want to know - do you think the Grey's cast is overpaid?

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unicorn18 unicorn18 9 years
Ellen Pompeo is overpaid while Chandra Wilson and Patrick Dempsey are underpaid.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
deba-with writers, yes it depends on the terms of contract and generally speaking studios like to keep a good thing going. but the contracts are generally shorter the an actors because shows cannot get stagnent TEAM FLUTTER!!!!!
krisua krisua 10 years
The whole Hollywood is overpaid.
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
I just hope Ellen Pompeo isn't getting paid the most. She's the most annoying and whiniest character on that show.
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I don't care. A job is a job however it pays but I do like the show!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
hmm i don't really care how much they get paid as long as the show is still on cuz its my favorite show but wasn't the FRIENDS cast paid one million per episode? so i don't think this is new, i mean if a show is a big hit then of course they want the actors to stay for as long as possible right? and i think they deserve a good salary no matter how much, because they make the show good as it is
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Of course they're overpaid, they're actors. But relative to their peers, probably not. I've heard they work really long hours on the Grey's set and they're doing good work, so sure, why not?
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Yeah, they sure do get paid a ridiculous amount, especially since seasons for these tv shows are so much shorter than they used to be, not to mention ALL THE FRIGGIN RERUNS they play during each so-called "season". Yes, I am bitter. *hmph!!*
agrepina agrepina 10 years
love the show..so i dont really care how much their paid as long as the show goes on!
highsociety1 highsociety1 10 years
YUP, they are all morbidly overpaid! Although if I were on the cast of Gray's, I'd sure I wouldn't think so.
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
OVERPAID- just like the damn cast of Friends was. It's crazy they do this crap... Most people don't even make half that a year and they make it in an episode - that's just nuts.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
I think they should be paid a fair percentage of the total the corporation makes for having the show on tv. I think some of you are forgetting how profitable the show is, and how much money is generated for them doing their job so well. After all, people tune in to see these people. These people are why the money is spent, and they should get a good chunk of that.
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
I love this show and everyone in it, but no one needs to make that kind of money... come on, there are starving people in virginia!
peepshow peepshow 10 years
Man, I'd love to make 20k/ LESS than an hour!
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 10 years
I'm about tired of them whining about their salary...seriously, YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU LOVE PEOPLE! Remember that, it took some of them years to get recognition and now they're acting kind of spoiled about it. ::That is if all of the gossip I am reading about them is true :D ::
Deba Deba 10 years
Awwww I love Felicity... sucks for Keri
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
Actually 200K an episode is nothing when Sarah Michelle Gellar made 750K an episode for the last two seasons of Buffy. I remember the controversy that irrupted when it was discovered Keri Russell(Felicity) was only paid 20K an episode! People were shocked that she was paid so little. It's easy to "celebs are overpaid" when there are many, many regular jobs where people make as much as celebrities(my mom is a banker and she's dealt with some crazy rich people you wouldn't even suspect make that kind of money, and I know a 28 yr old who makes 75K a year working for the Government).
stylefanatic stylefanatic 10 years
i think grey's is more a hit in the beginning than friends was and to tell you the truth...haha as long as the show is still running i dont care what they get paid
stylefanatic stylefanatic 10 years
look the show is a hit and they have won awards already to prove it! compared to friends...wasn't their cast making $$ in the millions?? and I like grey's a whole lot more than friends!
Deba Deba 10 years
Ummm... I like to get rewarded when Im doing a good work where I work... but yep its definitely something really good if they give back to society
Jillness Jillness 10 years
Woops, I hit enter too early! I meant to elaborate on the previous post by saying that these tv shows make SO MUCH MONEY. Do you know how much ad space costs during that show? Think of how many commericals you see, and they are all paying vast amounts of cash during that time. That $$ shouldn't go all to the executives! The reason that people tune in, and get exposed to those ads, are because of the actors. They are the product, and they should benefit when their comodity is bought.
Deba Deba 10 years
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Deba Deba 10 years
They are overpaid, however, the audience supports this kind of salaries... is the show sucks no money, end of the story.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Yea, they are overpaid. Especially since this season has been more like "Passions" than Grey's.
Deba Deba 10 years
bank.. sorry
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