Mother Cast Makes More Money
Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is on a ratings roll, and now the cast is reaping the rewards with salary bumps.
After several months of renegotiations, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan have each signed new deals with 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But despite strong ratings and syndication sales, a rough economy has prevented the gang from hitting the mother lode that was expected.
Though their new salaries of $90,000 — $120,000 per episode is about two to three times more than what they were taking in before, it's still lower than what the cast of other comedies, like The Office, were making at similar points in their run (not they're complaining about six figures an episode or anything).
Along with the cash flow increase, an extra year was also tacked on to their original seven-year contracts.
Do you think the cast deserves more moolah?