7th Heaven Child Actors Feeling the Pinch After Reruns Pulled in Wake of Collins Scandal
Last week when news broke that actor Stephen Collins was being investigated for child molestation due to revelations he made to his estranged wife Faye Grant, EW reported that both UP TV and TVGuide Network were pulling reruns of his wildly popular family-friendly show, 7th Heaven.
Now, Caryn Moss, a mother of two young actors who had parts on the show years ago, says her children will feel the financial effects of this scandal.
According to TMZ, Niki Saletta and her brother Sam Saletta, who were both child actors in non-starring roles on the show, will stop receiving residual paychecks for their appearances now that reruns are no longer airing.
Though they had small parts, with less than 25 episodes between them, Moss says the income generated from their appearances will surely be missed.
As for the major stars of the show, including Jessica Biel, experts estimate that each likely earned upwards of six figures annually in residuals from the show’s reruns.
But it’s Collins who’s feeling the brunt of the financial fallout from his legal issues. The networks’ decision to pull his show came on the heels of his firing from the upcoming film Ted 2. And ABC recently announced his scenes on this season of Scandal were also being pulled prior to airing.
Collins, who has not surfaced since the tape of his alleged confession was released last Tuesday, is expected in court for divorce proceedings next month.