- Apr 8 2013, 02:10 PM
Shouldn't MR and SC be burning through their episode guarantee pretty quick right now? Does that mean when this mess is over we will get a much needed Fetch rest?
Guarantees are based on their yearly contract cycles though, not just for 2013.
Shawn debuted March 4, 2008, when they were still just a month ahead of airing. So his "yearly contract cycles" run from tape dates of February to January (which is now airdates of June to May).
Missy returned on November 12, 2010, when they were closer to 2 months ahead of airing. So her "yearly contract cycles" run from tape dates of September to August (which makes her airdates actually line up with January to December).
So, looking at those stats:
Missy did 44 episodes from January to March, so if her guarantee is 3 per week, then she could only be in 115 episodes or so from April to December.
For Shawn's cycle:
June-August: 30 episodes
September-November: 45 episodes
December-February: 40 episodes
March-April 8: 21 episodesApril 9-May 31: 20 episodes or so
So he's been averaging 40 episodes per 13-week cycle (3 per week guarentee), meaning he should appear in another 20 episodes between April 9 and May 31, then his new contract would take effect for episodes airing in June.