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    Charlie Sheen, Mariska Hargitay Among TV's Highest Paid Stars

    Wed Sep 30, 12:13 PM PDT

    Charlie Sheen is at the top of the scripted TV heap, according to TV Guide.
    The mag reported that the "Two and a Half Men" star takes home $875,000 an episode for his role as Charlie Harper on the CBS sitcom.
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    Last year, "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini led the pack with a whopping $1 million an episode for the final season of the HBO mob drama.
    Among the rest of TV's highest paid men in 2009 are "24" star Keifer Sutherland ($550,000 an episode), "House" doctor Hugh Laurie ($400,000) and Christopher Meloni of "Law & Order: SVU" ($400,000).
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    Lower down on the list were such stars as "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin ($300,000), "Grey's Anatomy's" McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey ($250,000) and "Mad Men" main man Jon Hamm, who earns $75,000 per episode - just above "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford ($50,000).
    On the ladies' side, Christopher Meloni's "Law & Order: SVU" counterpart brings home top dollar - along with a quartet of successful "Housewives."
    Mariska Hargitay earns $400,000 an episode for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on NBC's "SVU," tying her with four "Desperate Housewives" stars - Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marica Cross and Felicity Huffman.
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    TV's other highest-paid women include "30 Rock" creator Tina Fey ($300,000) and "The Closer's" Kyra Sedgwick ($275,000).
    However, actors aren't the only ones in TV land with serious paychecks. Among the stars of late night, CBS' David Letterman earns $32 million a year, outdistancing the salary of any actor - and also his NBC competitors, Jay Leno ($30 million) and Conan O'Brien ($14 million). And a number of newscasters are also top earners, led by Katie Couric at $15 million a year and Matt Lauer at $13 million.
    And in the world of reality, generally bargain rates compared to scripted television, some stars still earn paychecks to write home about. Ryan Seacrest earns $15 million a year for his "American Idol" hosting duties, while reality stars such as former couple Jon and Kate Gosselin take home $75,000 an episode for TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8." No word yet if that number may shift in November, when the show relaunches as a Jon-free "Kate Plus 8."

    Really.... sorry, but the way the that things are now...this is just sooooo wrong!

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    while reality stars such as former couple Jon and Kate Gosselin take home $75,000 an episode for TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
    I wonder how much of that goes to the plus 8? And holy crap that's a lot of money for people, whose only claim to fame is the plus 8.

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    Remember when each of the Friends was getting more than 1 million per episode?

    Also, I think Ray Romano was getting close to 2 million per episode.

    TV isn't what it used to be.

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    For $875,000 per EPISODE I would soooo deal with his issues! Trojan's are cheap!

    I meant Charlie.

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    Tina Fey deserves every penny. Alec Baldwin is hilarious, I'd say he's overpaid but I like him for some reason.

    Everyone else, not feeling it.

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    We live in a sad, sad world when Jon Hamm makes the same amount as Jon Gosselin.

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    ^^ Seriously! Jon Hamm is awesome...meanwhile Jon Gosselin is, well we all know what he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    We live in a sad, sad world when Jon Hamm makes the same amount as Jon Gosselin.
    Yes, but wouldn't Jon Hamm's 8 children be beautiful?

    Totally agree, the pay structure is totally f'ed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coban View Post
    Remember when each of the Friends was getting more than 1 million per episode?

    Also, I think Ray Romano was getting close to 2 million per episode.

    TV isn't what it used to be.
    ^WERD!

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    Didn't Jon Gosseline say they only made $22,500 per episode when he was on Larry King last night?
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    Charlie Sheen makes $875,000 an episode!??!?! What the hell? That show is so stupid and definitely NOT funny!

    What drives me completely batty about that show is that EVERY TIME Sheen says something, it's ALWAYS followed by canned laughter. Every time.

    The only one I find remotely funny on that show is the kid.

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    Jon and Kate need to be burned. It's sick they are even famous.

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    Fucking depressing.
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    Hugh Laurie and Patrick Dempsey


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