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Which TV actors make the most bank? TV Guide magazine has just released its annual roundup.
Ashton Kutcher is the highest-paid actor on television with $700,000 an episode for Two and a Half Men. But it’s still a far cry from his predecessor Charlie Sheen‘s $1.2 million an episode.
Tim Allen and Kiefer Sutherland (who return to TV in Last Man Standing and The Confession respectively) will each made $125,000 an episode, TV Guide magazine reports. That’s a major pay cut for Sutherland, who was making $400,000 an episode on 24, as the Huffington Post points out.
Over on the procedurals, Mariska Hargitay earns $350,000 an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Ted Danson will bank $225,000 on CSI — less than Laurence Fishburne‘s $350,000, whom Danson replaced.
As for news, Scott Pelley will make less than $5 million a year as anchor of the CBS Evening News compared to Katie Couric‘s $15 million annual. Keith Olbermann gets $10 million a year and equity in Current TV. Anderson Cooper will make $11 million a year with his syndicated talk show and anchoring on CNN.
Simon Cowell will pull in $75 million per season of The X Factor.
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