Posted by : yankeesrj12 Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If you're interested in last years post, here it is:

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

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

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

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.

{ 13 comments ... read them below or Comment }

  1. david letterman makes more than that -- i thought he got more like 40 million.

  2. It look looks like LL Cool J and and Chris O'Donnell took a pay cut, per last year's blog entry. Is that accurate?

  3. Why the frack to Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galeki get paid more that Jim Parsons??? He's the twice-Emmy-nominated reason people even watch the show.

  4. Good questions!

    Anonymous #1 - According to the TV Guide issue this year, he did make $28 million dollars a year. The issue from last year says he made $32 million dollars a year. So while it did decrease from last year, I have no knowledge (at least from TV Guide) that it was ever $40 million dollars a year.

    Anonymous #2 - According to the TV Guide this year, they made $125,000 an episode, a decrease from the $150,000 an episode last year. Just to make sure it wasn't a typo on my part, I pulled out the magazine from last year, and it did go down $25,000 an episode.

    Anonymous #3 - I'm guessing they were paid more in the beginning because they were the "bigger and more well known stars". However, since the show has taken off, Jim Parsons has become the big star of the show. Cast negotiations for a bigger salary are going on now, which show they could go as high as $300,000 an episode.

    Hopefully this helps! :)

  5. Do you all know anything about the game show host or entertainmnet news magazine host salary?

  6. There was nothing in TV Guide, but I found this info about Mary Hart from Entertainment Tonight...

    "Five million dollars is the astronomical sum the iconic anchor was making in the 29th year at the entertainment news show. Hart accepted a pay cut -- which one informed source says amounted to 50% -- in May for one final season."

    Considering she is one of the more well known ones, I'm guessing everyone makes under that total. I couldn't find anything for game show hosts, sorry! :)

  7. I can,t believe Miranda cosgrove is paid so much more than all those Disney kids. WOW Nick really pays well!.And David duchovny 200,000 per ep in "Cali" really? seriously? that show is sooo useless. A waist of time and money. Won't watch it.

  8. Yep, Miranda Cosgrove has a really nice paycheck. I'm guessing she had something around what Disney is paying their stars when she was on Drake and Josh. Now that iCarly is their biggest show, they have to pay her big so she doesn't leave.

  9. if you haven't watched Californication you don't know what you are missing.the characters are flawed and real and sadly funny.

  10. Oh, I have seen Californication. I have watched it several times because i am such a fan of David's. But i can't pretend to like a show just because i like an actor. The show is very tasteless and i think is below his standards. He is a much better actor than this show allows.

  11. Why do the today show host talk about how much stuff cost with the amount of money they earn.
    Just Sick. Help those in need stop weining, and give

  12. What about Supernatural? What are Jensen and Jared getting paid? I don't give two craps about Misha Collins. I wished he'd go away.

  13. Yes, I agree that the hosts of the Today Show are overpaid, but so is almost everybody else on the list. Oh well.

    Sorry, I don't have any numbers for Jensen and Jared from Supernatural on the list. Once again, it is from TV Guide, so these are the only numbers that were in there. Sorry! :)


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