Jennifer Garner plans to stay on Alias until 2008

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  1. ThomasC

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    Just because Garner is signed doesn't mean ABC is committed to more than 22 more episode - it just means they won't have to renew or renegotiate her contract should the show run that long.
     
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    Jason's right, it isn't for the entire show, but just for her.

    Still though, it proves they have a good theory they'll keep it around for a couple more seasons. Assuming the ratings hold (If anything, they'll get bigger I think, what with Seasons 1/2 coming out by December. I'm betting that when Season 4 starts, season 3 will be on DVD and even more people won't be afraid to start watching regularly)
     
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    Can't say it's a great deal for Garner, but steady work is better than no work. It's a very good deal for ABC, though.
     
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    I'm sure there are all kinds of fun "you have to put me in a movie that doesn't involve kickboxing" clauses and such in there

    It keeps her on through season 7, and that's a good thing. $150K/episode is a decent salary. It's not like Friends and their million dollars an ep or whatever deals
     
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    That salary sucks. Katie Holmes made more money for Dawson's Creek and she wasn't even the main protagonist. I wonder why she agreed to that. Maybe a backend syndication percentage too?
     
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    Where did you see that Katie Holmes was making more than $150k/episode? I don't know what she was making at the end, but early on all of the actors on Dawson's Creek were all making less than $30k/episode (and I don't believe they ever renegotiated their contracts, which they signed for 6 years in the very beginning).
     
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    IMDB lists her 1998 salary (season two I think) at $175k/episode.
     
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    Jennifer Garner plans to stay on Alias until 2008...

    when she plans on quickly fading into obscurity and taking up a life of endless Sci-Fi Conventions where she can bum free drinks off of fanboys. [​IMG]
     

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