Halle Berry Deals With Personal and Professional Failure: Sci-Fi Drama "Extant" Down Dramatically In Ratings and Faces Imminent Cancellation, and Berry Pays Exorbitant Child Support to Ex-Husband
Multi-talented starlet Halle Berry is having quite a tumultuous week. Her split from ex-husband Gabriel Autry turned out to be quite a bit more expensive than one would think. Berry is being forced to pay $300,000 and a retroactive payment of $115,000 to Autry's lawyers to cover all of their costs. This is in addition to to regular $16K she pays in child support for the couple's nine-year-old daughter, Nahla.
Berry is currently happily married to Olivier Martinez, so one can only hope that she will not have to deal with divorce proceedings from her current marriage anytime soon.
The next piece of bad news involves the star's new CBS sci-fi drama, "Extant." If ratings for the show do not improve radically over the next few weeks, the show will meet its end in cancellation. According to "Showbiz 411," "Oscar winner Halle Berry's foray into TV may be over soon. Her much-hyped sci-fi CBS series, 'Extant,' dropped 27% in the ratings last night from one week ago. "Extant" scored just a 1.1 in the key demo, even though it did manage to pull in 6.43 million viewers. Still, it didn't hold much of the lead it was given by annual junkfest 'Big Brother.' At this rate, 'Extant' will be extinct soon enough.
"Extant" is a sci-fi drama starring Berry as astronaut Molly Woods, who returns from a 13-month-long solo mission on board the spacecraft "Seraphim," only to find that she is somehow mysteriously pregnant. The show also stars Camryn Manheim and Pierce Gagnon.