Hugh Laurie wasn't nominated for an Emmy last week, but the "House" star is nonetheless reaping some rewards for his performance.
Laurie will be receiving a big boost in pay as the FOX series begins its third season, pulling down a per-episode salary of $275,000 to $300,000 per episode. According to the showbiz trade papers, that's as much as three times what he was making previously.
As part of the negotiations, Laurie also agreed to extend his term on the medical drama for another season. He'll also have a small stake in the show's profits once it goes into syndication.
...NBC Universal TV produces "House" for FOX. Both parties reportedly kicked in to foot the bill for Laurie's raise.
Thursday, July 13, 2006