In seperate eight-figure deals that will cement their status among television's best-paid showrunners, exec producers Carol Mendelsohn ( CSI) and Ann Donahue ( CSI: Miami) have signed to stay on at CBS through spring 2010. "They're both fantastic writers and great showrunners, a rare combination to get," CBS Paramount prez David Stapf tells Variety. "They engender a lot of loyalty from their cast and crew."

Plus, neither lady gets all squeamish watching the dailies of any icky scenes.