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BETTER THAN EXCEDRIN
Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek is finalizing a new contract with the show's producers that would boost her per-episode salary to $100,000 for the upcoming fourth season and $150,000 for a fifth season. Last season, Kaczmarek missed several episodes of Malcolm because of chronic migraine headaches. However, some speculated that her absence from the set was a negotiations ploy.