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Dec 14 2008, 05:42 PM
It's actually less expensive to keep him on recurring and pay him per show, as opposed to guaranteeing him a certain number of episodes every week, and then having to pay him even if they don't use him. That's why so many front-burner characters on soaps these days are non-contract.
Not really, his guarantee could only be 2 shows per month. But what it does is guarantee the show that he is available to them, so if they want to write a short term pointless story "arc" (read: anything written by Dena) then they know he will be around to do it. And since it would be within the first year of a new contract, they can still cut him loose after 13 weeks (or less if they've fulfilled the guarantee)

It's a win-win for the show

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