Stars Return To Everybody Loves Raymond
The full scheduled cast of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND was finally reunited yesterday (19AUG03), after more than week of delays.
Thee castmembers who called in sick in recent days - DORIS ROBERTS, PETER BOYLE and PATRICIA HEATON - attended rehearsal yesterday, along with the show's star RAY ROMANO.
Heaton's illness last week (ends15AUG03) delayed production on the American comedy's eighth-season premiere, which will now begin taping tomorrow (21AUG03).
The stars' representatives say the illnesses were real - not tactics to seek pay rises.
But actor BRAD GARRETT is still holding out for an increase in his reported $4 million (GBP2.5 million) salary - refusing to return to the set until bosses at TV network CBS begin pay rise negotiations. Garrett is the lowest-paid castmember, compared to Romano's $45 million (GBP28.1 million) from this season alone.
Garrett has been written out of the season premiere.21/08/2003 02:19