‘BH90210’ Cast Salaries Revealed: This Is How Much Tori Spelling Is Earning for the Reboot
Tori Spelling has returned to the role that made her famous. But the actress — whose financial troubles have made headlines in the past — isn’t earning that much for playing Donna Martin on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot BH90210, sources told the Hollywood Reporter. The five-figure per-episode salary that Spelling the rest of the cast is getting isn’t as generous as some industry insiders expected, according to the trade magazine.
Tori Spelling is earning $70,000 per episode of BH90210
Spelling and her co-stars Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, and Ian Ziering are all making $70,000 per episode of BH90201, an insider said. With six episodes in the meta-reboot, that works out to a total payday of $420,000.
However, the So NoTORIous star is getting paid a bit more than her co-stars, since she co-created the show. Both she and Garth get an extra $15,000 per episode, or $90,000. That brings their total BH90210 paycheck to $510,000.
Priestley is also earning a bit more than his co-stars. He directed one episode of the new series, netting him an additional $46,000.
The ‘BH90210’ cast is earning less than some reboot casts
Insiders who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter said they would have expected the cast to earn more, considering the popularity of the original show.
“I thought they would have made at least six figures,” a talent agent told the publication.
The magazine reported that the cast of the rebooted Will & Grace earned $250,000 per episode, which increased to $350,000 for seasons two and three. John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert earn $375,000 per episode for The Conners, a reboot of Roseanne, according to Variety. Candice Bergen took home $250,000 per episode for the short-lived Murphy Brown revival.
A source told Radar Online that given the success of the reboot — BH90210 is Fox’s highest-rated summer series in years — the cast are hoping the show will be renewed for a second season, and that they’ll get a pay bump at the same time.
Spelling’s financial difficulties
The success of BH90210 is good news for Spelling, who has been more likely to be in the news lately because of her financial problems than her acting work. In February, there were reports that she owed $88,000 to American Express. In June, a court ordered that she and her husband Dean McDermott pay $220,000 to City National Bank, money they owed after taking out a loan and failing to pay it back. McDermott’s first wife has also accused her ex of failing to pay child support.
Despite reports of money problems, Spelling has insisted her finances are just fine. When Good Day New York host Rosanna Scotto asked about her finances during a recent interview, Spelling bristled at the implication that she was broke.
“Am I able to pay my bills?” she said. “Yeah, thank you. I am.”
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