According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed at a recent Time's Up meeting that Tracee Ellis Ross is getting paid much less than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson.
It's unknown just how large the pay gap is, but it is this pay disparity why Ellis Ross is considering appearing less on the show.
Per the report, Ross is considering devoting less time to the comedy if contracts for the fifth season aren’t to her liking financially.
With negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.
However, THR says sources claim Anderson’s role with the program is much different than Ellis Ross’s, hence the pay difference.
A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.
We'd miss seeing your character Rainbow, but get your coins Tracee!
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