Michael Shanks: 'I'm A Free Agent'
The last time Daniel Jackson decided to take a sabbatical, all hell broke loose. So, what would happen if Michael Shanks didn't return for a 10th season of "Stargate SG-1"? Fans and SciFi Channel might have to find out.
"In terms of his appearance in Season 10 of 'Stargate SG-1,' at this time, Michael is not confirmed as returning, and is a free agent," a Web site dedicated to him reported.
Shanks is the second actor in the last two days to come out and say that he has not been signed for the 10th season. Amanda Tapping (story) recently revealed that she has yet to sign a contract as well, but expects to be appearing in 20 episodes next year, possibly split between "SG-1" and its spinoff, "Stargate: Atlantis."
Other actors on the show, including Ben Browder, Christopher Judge and Beau Bridges have not commented on contract negotiations.
Shanks did refute previous reports on fan sites that he was going after a major television role outside of Stargate recently, but has not ruled out finding other work.
"Stargate SG-1" airs Fridays on SciFi Channel. The second half of Season 9 begins in January.
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