HOLLYWOOD, July 28 (UPI) -- Four stars of "The West Wing" are hitting up Warner Brothers TV and John Wells Productions for yet another hefty raise.
Daily Variety said in a sure sign that contract re-negotiation season has begun in TV land, Emmy-winning "West Wing" actors Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and John Spencer have asked the studio behind the NBC drama to nearly double their respective salaries.
The actors, who currently make $80,000 per episode, appear to be seeking a hike to roughly $150,000 per segment.
The move comes two years after the foursome banded together and, after threatening to skip work, extracted a new deal from the studio that essentially doubled their respective paydays. The actors got the raise in exchange for agreeing to extend their deals through the show's seventh season.