Girlfriends to the End

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Girlfriends

Word is there will be no season finale episode for “Girlfriends”, and the cast intends to sue:

“The CW made the cast members an offer to return for a ‘retrospective’ episode that would feature recaps of the previous shows and cast members reflecting on those shows. The CW apparently only offered to pay the actors half of their episodic salary to shoot the makeshift finale, thus the stars collectively opted not to participate.

In addition, [it is alleged that] The CW refuses to honor the contracts of the principal cast members and does not intend to pay the actors for the nine episodes that will not be taped.

Now the show stars have hired a litigator who will file a joint lawsuit on behalf of the talent, suing the network for the money they are due.

‘The network told them point blank, ‘Sue us!’ After using this show to help build its name, The CW has turned their back on them and disrespected them in the most horrible way,’ said someone associated with the show, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.”

Come on now folks, you had to see this coming. Those networks (the UPN & the CW) have been f**king with the cast for quite some time now. Best of luck to them on their lawsuit strategy. Golden could use that extra cheddar for a new stylist.

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  • http://www.zap2it.com/news/zap-cwthegamelawsuitstacirobinson,0,7783287.story Lawsuits everywhere

    New shows and yes, even a new lawsuit come with the territory of launching a new network.

    Author Staci Robinson is suing The CW, its owners and some producers for $40 million for allegedly stealing the concept of her novel “Interceptions” to create the sitcom “The Game,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The writer claims that in 2001, she had interviewed for a job as a writers assistant at Kelsey Grammer’s Gramnet Prods. when she gave a manuscript of her novel to “Game” executive producer Mara Brock Akil. The suit, filed Sept. 14, alleges that the series copies her premise and the characters in the book.

    She names the CW and its owners, CBS and Warner Bros., Akil and Gramnet as defendants.

    Both the written and filmed versions center on a woman who is devoted to an NFL player, but wants to pursue her professional schooling.

  • Stoney

    That’s jacked up

  • elle

    This is so messed up. Didn’t CW really get their rating jumping when Girlfriends first got on?

    I mean damn….sista’s can’t get a break….that’s why we make them….

  • Dominique=Maxwell Fan♥

    Such a shame…

    I really liked that show!:(

  • Zina {The original princess}

    F*ck ’em! They screwed my girl Toni Childs. So they got what they deserved!

  • Lyte Bright

    girlfriends was boring this season, and most of last season. but they should let them finish the season and close the story lines off properly.

  • I'm Just Me

    I like the show for the most part. I want to see an ending darnnit!!! Can they do something. COme one CW step ya game up!

  • Up2NoGood

    I’m gonna miss my gurls.

  • http://en.gravatar.com/avatar/f440215aabbdc8dc2ff5337fac6a99b9?s=80&r=any Riley

    glad you guys put another pic up.

    it was messed up how they didnt give this show that ran for 9 seasons a proper finale where they could have brought back jill (toni)for that reason i do not watch the CW anymore

  • ec outta da qc

    its about time!

  • Marquis de Sade

    Is anyone really surprised at the CW’s executives attitude towards minority programming. Like Fox, UPN and The WB, they use black shows as loss leaders to gain footing in the ratings game, only to slowly replace them with white shows after they get their ad revenue up. The only reason CBS (Owner of CW) renewed Girlfriends, was out of respect for Kelsey Grammar. Eventually CW programming will be all white – Hense their planned remake of Beverly Hills 90201 for next season. Everyone Hates Raymond will probably be gone by next season.

  • Tikki

    Come on it was inevitable. CW can’t have too many black shows in their lineup. All the changing of hands going on between the networks is just pure strategy that is echoed by all the previous comments. First they switch networks, then use some of the shows for ratings then cut off the ones we really wanna see. Typical bait and switch casue most of us know that we were not gonna be watching Gossip Girl had it not been mixed up in the lineup. Very few black sitcoms last. The Game is next to go

  • Marquis de Sade

    The only way their will be true diversification in programming is for the fair distribution of those Nielsen rating boxes in an equal share of black, latino, asian and white homes…As it stands now, 90% of those boxes resides in white homes. That’s why there is such a dearth of ethnic diversification in TV programming.

  • guilty pleasure

    Lynn looks high in this picture..

  • Lush-Us

    That’s really messed up – but I have to agree the show did become boring and they should have brought Toni back. Does anyone know the reason Toni was fired?

  • Pussnboots

    I agree they should give the girls a final episode and bring my girl toni childs back I will make the show whole again. I honestly stop watching it when they got rid of Toni and made williams girl friend the new friend..she could never be toni I heard that It did get kind of lame but oh well … I think they definitely need to pay them girls whats due to them just like they pay the Cast of Friends for that whack ass show and Jerry seinfeld for that lame ass show they need to pay my girls…Hell I wish they could bring back Living single and Moesha with girlfriends..Now that would be hott!!!! Kelsey Grammar has a lil penis!!

  • charterclub

    what did you expect, being a positive show about black women and all.

    meanwhile, we’re worrying about what some wanna-be white girl and her pseudo-marriage to some ignorant rapper.

    i love my black people.

  • EVETTE

    THIS SITUATION SUCKS I REALLY LIKE THIS SHOW I WONDER IZ THERE NE THING THAT WE CAN DO AZ VIEWERS!

  • Tpayne

    isn’t funny that every time we get a decient show with black peaple not acting like stupid asses they always what to take it off the air. And why is it that we can never get a final show ever you had the final show of friends steinfield but you never saw the last episode of family mattters?

  • http://www.viewparkonline.com Angie

    I’m all for sisters bonding, but the only attractive girl of that whole group is the one that left.

  • http://www.viewparkonline.com Angie

    Too bad that there will be one less black show on TV, but the only one of these girls that was pretty was the one that left last year.

  • Ghost

    Too bad that there will be one less black show on TV, but the only one of these girls that was pretty was the one that left last year.

    ———————————————–

    Here’s the state of black tv

    CW-

    Everybody Hates Chris

    The Game(?)

    Disney

    Cory in the House

    TBS

    House of Payne

    Mynetwork tv

    Flava Flav’s sitcom

    Nick

    Just Jordan

    Now where is Al and Jesse and NAACP at? We can come out of the woodwork to support Jena 6 and Vick yet no one is coming out and calling the networks on the lack of black shows?

    Or the fact aside from Grey’s Anatony and Private Practice, no show with a mixed or white cast features a black writer?

    And the last sitcom to do that was Married with Children with Ralph Farquhar (Moesha, Parkers, Just Jordan and 85% of Fox’s sitcoms 1990-98).

  • that one girl

    Aries wasent playing when he said that UPN stood for Under Paid Negros.

  • DM

    I miss that show, as well as Half and Half. The Game SUCKS!

  • jucija2

    The CW sucks they did my show Veronica Mars like that.

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