'Becker': A Burning Question
Q Ted Danson’s Becker costars Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Alex Desert, Shawnee Smith, and Saverio Guerra have sued Paramount, essentially angling for pay raises. Are they worth it?
A Well, they ain’t exactly the Friends. In EW’s poll of 100 Times Square tourists, only 12 kinda recognized the plaintiffs’ photos. ”They’re in that show I hate,” says one. ”The show with the guy from Cheers,” notes another. The actors may not be household names, but TN Media analyst Stacey Lynn Koerner says that the show’s ratings are okay, so replacing them may not be an option. ”You can’t have a show with just Ted Danson,” she says. ”The strength of their position is that they’re [suing] together.”
—With additional reporting by Malcolm Venable and Kelly Woo