Jeff Labrecque
April 01, 2009 AT 06:01 PM EDT

Candice Bergen won’t star in CBS’ Big D, an upcoming comedy pilot about an East Coast transplant who spars with her Texan mother-in-law. And according to USA Today, it’s because of money. Though there was mutual interest between the parties, CBS passed on the five-time Emmy winner’s financial demands and cast Tony-winning actress Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County) instead, for a lower price. The move is indicative of an overall tightening of the belt at CBS, and other networks.

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