[Blind Gossip] You may be wondering what the producers of this show are thinking.
Why the heck haven’t they fired the cast member who is causing turmoil on their show?
It should be easy. But it’s not.
There are several factors at play here. We’ll talk about two of them.
The first is about the show’s ratings.
Even though they cut his story lines, they wanted to see what happened with the ratings in the meantime. There are a lot of jobs at stake. Does the show do better with him or without him? What feedback are we getting from advertisers?
Most importantly, they don’t even know if they are getting renewed. Why risk him suing them if they don’t even know if the show is coming back?
The second is about his contract.
While his contract has a personal conduct (aka “behavior”) clause built in, he hasn’t plead guilty to anything and there has been no trial to ascertain his guilt or innocence. As long as he continues to say that he is innocent, the studio has to pay out his contract. They can write down or write off his character, but they still have to pay him.
There is no point in announcing anything until they can simply say, “We will not be renewing his contract.”
So, in case you thought that this was about morality or emotions, think again. It’s about contracts and money.
That means you will likely not hear about any sort of decision for at least another month.
[Optional] If you were the producers, what would you do?