Who’s Being Paid Big? – 2010 Edition


If you’re interested in last years post, here it is: http://tonightontv.blogspot.com/2009/08/whos-being-paid-big.html

DRAMA (Upcoming Series)
Dana Delany (Body of Proof) – $150,000 an episode
Jimmy Smits (Outlaw) – $150,000 an episode
Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) – $125,000 an episode
Cole Hauser (Chase) – $100,000 an episode
Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) – $100,000 an epside
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0) – $80,000 an episode
Blair Underwood (The Event) – $75,000 an episode
Ashley Tisdale (Hellcats) – $30,000 an episode

DRAMA (Returning Series)
Hugh Laurie (House) – $400,000 an episode
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $395,000 an episode
Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: SVU) – $395,000 an episode
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $375,000 an episode
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) – $375,000 an episode
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) – $375,000 an episode
Laurence Fishburne (CSI) – $350,000 an episode
Kyra Sedwick (The Closer) – $350,000 an episode
Denis Leary (Rescue Me) – $350,000 an episode
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY) – $275,000 an episode
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) – $250,000 an episode
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $200,000 an episode
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) – $200,000 an episode
Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife) – $175,000 an episode
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) – $150,000 an episode
Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe) – $150,000 an episode
LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) – $125,000 an episode
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) – $125,000 an episode
Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) – $125,000 an episode
Jason Lee (Memphis Beat) – $125,000 an episode
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) – $125,000 an episode
Michael Weatherly (NCIS) – $125,000 an episode
Matt Bomer (White Collar) – $100,000 an episode
Nathan Fillion (Castle) – $100,000 an episode
Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) – $100,000 an episode
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – $100,000 an epsiode
Timothy Olyphant (Justified) – $100,000 an episode
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli and Isles) – $75,000 an episode
Anna Paquin (True Blood ) $75,000 an episode
Zachary Levi (Chuck) – $60,000 an epsiode
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) – $40,000 an episode
Shaiene Woodley (Secret Life) – $40,000 an epsiode

COMEDY (Upcoming Series)
William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) – $150,000 an episode

COMEDY (Returning Series)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men) – $1.25 million an episode
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $550,000 an episode
The Ladies of Desperate Housewives – $400,000 an episode each
Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) – $400,000 an episode
Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) – $400,000 an episode
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) – $350,000 an epsiode
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – $350,000 an episode
Stevel Carell (The Office) – $297,000 an episode
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) – $250,000 an episode <— This is one rich kid!
David Duchovny (Californication) – $200,000 an episode
Kevin Dillon (Entourage) – $200,000 an episode
Adrian Grenier (Entourage) – $200,000 an episode
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) – $180,000 an episoe <— Another rich kid!
Edie Flaco (Nurse Jackie) – $175,000 an episode
David Spade (Rules of Engagement) – $150,000 an episode
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) – $100,000 an episode
Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) – $85,000 an episode
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) – $75,000 an episode
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – $60,000 an episode
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) – $60,000 an episode
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) – $60,000 an episode
Jane Lynch (Glee) – $50,000 an episode
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $40,000 an episode <— WAYYY underpaid
Matthew Morrison (Glee) – $30,000 an episode
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) – $30,000 an episode
Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Suite Life on Deck) – $20,000 an episode each
Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) – $15,000 an episode

LATE NIGHT/TALK SYNDICATION
Oprah – $315 million a year
David Letterman (The Late Show) – $28 million a year
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) – $25 million a year
Conan O’Brien (The Conan O’Brien Show) – $10 million a year
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) – $8 million a year
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) – $6 million a year
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) – $3.5 million a year
George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) – $3.5 million a year

REALITY
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – $15 million a year
Joel McHale (The Soup) – $2 million a year
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) – $2 million a year
Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8) – $250,000 an episode
Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) – $30,000 an episode

NEWS
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $16 million a year
Katie Couric (CBS) – $15 million a year
Brian Williams (NBC) – $12.5 million a year
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million a year
Meredith Vieira (NBC) – $11 million a year
Bill O’Reilly (FOX News) – $10 million a year
George Stephanopoulous (ABC) – $8 million a year
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) – $7 million a year
Shepard Smith (FOX News) – $7 million a year
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) – $3 million a year
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) – $2 million a year
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – $2 million a year
Eliot Spitzer (CNN) – $500,000 a year

*All numbers are from the August 16th-August 29th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  The article is written by Stephen Battaglio.

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