Date: 7th December 2000

NBC, Paramount Deadlock Over Frasier Renewal

NBC is balking at paying anything close to the $8 million per episode that Paramount Television is asking for an additional season of Frasier, published reports said today (Thursday).

In fact, according to today's Los Angeles Times, the network has offered less than the $5 million per episode it is currently paying.

ABC and CBS, which like Paramount, is owned by Viacom, are reportedly preparing to submit rival bids should a renewal deal fail to materialize before next March, when an exclusive negotiating period expires

Source: Studio Briefing