Here Are All the TV Actors Making Insane Amounts of Money This Year

Here are the highest-paid stars in television.

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Reese Witherspoon reacting to her massive payday (probably). John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images

When television’s biggest earners were revealed last year, the figures were, to put it mildly, jaw-dropping. Netflix (NFLX) reached into its deep pockets and paid David Letterman a staggering $12 million for just six episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction; the main cast of cbsThe Big Bang Theory were banking $900,000 per episode; and the stars of Game of Thrones took home a cool $500,000 per episode. Across the industry, salaries are skyrocketing, and that includes the paychecks being doled out to showrunners.

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Now, even more top-notch, enviable salaries are coming to light this year courtesy of Variety. Here, a few of the standouts.

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So kids, the moral of this story is to forget about becoming a doctor or a lawyer. Instead, just bag yourself a successful sitcom.

Here Are All the TV Actors Making Insane Amounts of Money This Year