Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo, stars of the Fox series "New York Undercover," have received unfair criticism regarding their dispute over pay and working conditions ("Tensions Simmer 'Undercover,' " Aug. 29). Giving yearly pay increases and benefits to lead actors is an industry standard. The show's executive producer, Dick Wolf, conveniently ignored this rule by dismissing the actors demands as "a virus" in the entertainment industry.
The police drama is currently in its third season. Any show that survives the first year is considered a success. How is it fair that Yoba and DeLorenzo will receive the same paycheck devised for their original series test run?