Today's Bargaining Ploy: Steve Carell's Really, Really, Leaving The Office

Categories: TV Business

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June 28th, 2010

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

TV personality claims he's burned out, wants to move on with his life, will end his fantastically lucrative run on a primetime TV show because "it's time" (or something else similarly vague).

95%*: Probability it's just a contract bargaining ploy (ala, Charlie Sheen)

100%: Likelihood the TV media will fall all over itself with the story now, and forget about the earlier claim when the star signs on again.

* would be 100%, but some TV personalities really do foolishly walk away from piles of money (ala, Paula Abdul).

 
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