LAW & ORDER: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay and CHRIS MELONI have reportedly jeopardised their roles in the hit TV show by demanding more money from network bosses.
The actors are reportedly demanding a share of the programme's profits from the NBC network, in addition to the $350,000 (£238,095) they earn per episode - a rare deal similar to ones TV bosses cut with Law & Order: Criminal Intent stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Noth.
And according to Entertainment Weekly, NBC bosses are threatening to dump the pair when their contracts expire in May (09) if an agreement is not reached in time.
Series creator DICk Wolf tells the New York Post, "It is my fondest hope that both Chris and Mariska will be back next season."
NBC did not return requests for comment as WENN went to press.