Law & Order: SVU – To Lose Hargitay and Meloni?
Would SVU be the same without Detectives Benson and Stabler? Check out this short fan video, and read more about NBC possibly replacing these two on Law & Order: SVU.
Can it be true? NBC is mulling over replacing actors Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni on Law & Order: SVU if they continue to ask for higher salaries. Detectives Benson and Stabler have become staples of this series.
Now that the 11th season of SVU had become an inked deal, the actor’s current contracts expire in May, and that leaves room for the stars to renegotiate new deals. According to Ausiello at EW, the show is not too keen on offering back-end profits, a rare perk, unless you are Vincent D’Onofrio or Chris Noth.
A high ranking TV executive at a rival network says there’s no chance NBC will bring a new season without these stars. You can read the full story at EW.com
The actors are currently under $350K per episode contracts, and if they get what they want, it could be more than over a $7 million a year. Will you continue to watch the series if Hargitay and Meloni are replaced, and how do you feel about actor’s salaries in general? The song in the fan video above is called Rush, performed by Ferras.