The Hollywood Reporter claims to know what everyone on BH90210 are getting paid. The good news for poor little rich girl turned poor girl Tori Spelling is that she’s one of them. Shhh – don’t tell her numerous creditors.
THR’s sources claim that every member of the core cast – Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, and Brian Austin Green – are all making $70,000 per episode.
There are six episodes to BH90210, which means that everyone is making $420,000. Tori, Jennie, and Jason get a bit more, because they’re doing a bit more (and I’m not taking about over-acting, otherwise some of the episode 1 extras would be making bank). Tori and Jennie take home an extra $15,000 per episode for co-creating the show. That means Tori and Jennie are making $510,000. Jason gets an extra $46,000 for directing one episode (that’s the standard DGA primetime director rate).
Dean McDermott probably heard that his wife was making $510,000 and damn near broke his ankle while running to his car to celebrate at Hooters (“Wings on me, my wife’s rich again!“). But some industry insiders tell THR that they’re kind of shocked the numbers are so low. One claimed they were anticipating at least six figures per cast member, per episode. The cast of Will & Grace, another revival of a popular network show, were making $250,000 per episode, then secured $350,000 per episode for the second season. THR says that what the cast of BH90210 is making right now – $70,000 – is consistent with “midrange talent” or actors farther down the call sheet.
BH90210 has so far been considered a success for FOX. It pulled good ratings, and is FOX’s best-rated summer scripted show in nearly a decade. Jennie has said previously that she hopes the show continues past the original six-episode run, so maybe they can negotiate more money? I would just like to know where FOX spent all their money. Because it wasn’t on the cast, and I don’t think it was spent on the sets. I’m pretty sure someone knocked on the door of this “plane” at the end of this scene, informing them all that the co-hosts of The Masked Singer needed their toilet trailer back.