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Oct 18 2008, 10:30 PM
- October 2, 2007
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I really don't think that's correct. It's different for each actor, depending on the dates and terms of his/her contract.
- Oct 18 2008, 01:05 AM
- Oct 17 2008, 05:54 PM
- Oct 17 2008, 05:45 PM
I'm all for what your suggesting but I wouldn't expect that until December/January when the slate is clean and the show doesn't have to worry about contract guarantees. I wouldn't say the wrong characters are getting story because the show is balanced and it was all vets all the time early this year, which is why the show can't use some of them now because they used them too much early on this year.
Everyone's contract is up in December?
No. In January, they can start over with appearances. It's a new year. In 2008, the show used the vets nonstop early on and that put them in a situation where the latter part of the year they were screwed. As I said, they can afford to let one or two go over guarantee but more then that means the budget takes a hit because the show will go over the amount it was expecting to use, meaning other areas would need to be cut and so on. My thinking based on what we know is we will see Bo, Hope, Marlena, etc sporadically through November. Bo and John will probably see a fair amount of airtime with Hope and Marlena here and there. December is always a big vet month so they will likely want to save enough appearances for that and they can build story from there and into the new year when they can start again with no budget concerns. Again, I just hope they balance things out better so this situation can be avoided. They do this too much.