Forbes has released its annual list of the Top 10 highest paid actors on TV and the usual suspects -- Charlie Sheen, Hugh Laurie, Ray Romano -- are still present. However, some of these actors have already left their TV homes, and others might not have shows to pay them after this year.
Sheen's off 'Two and a Half Men' and production on his new sitcom has yet to begin, Romano's 'Men of a Certain Age' was canceled and it's looking like this could possibly be the last seasons for 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'House.'
In September, the names of the highest paid actresses came out. When you compare the lists, you'll not-so-shockingly see there's quite a difference in what the two genders command -- $40 million versus $13 million a year. But, we've seen a shift this season: Audiences are flocking to female-driven shows like 'New Girl' and '2 Broke Girls.' Come next year, the wages on the two lists may look very similar.
Before you check out the list, remember Forbes also took into account movie deals, product endorsements and back-end profits when applicable.
- 10. Christopher Meloni, $9 Million
- 9. Hugh Laurie, $9 Million
- 8. Simon Baker, $9 Million
- 7. Patrick Dempsey, $10 Million
- 6. Laurence Fishburne, $11 Million
- 5. Jon Cryer, $11 Million
- 4. Mark Harmon, $13 Million
- 3. Steve Carell, $15 Million
- 2. Ray Romano, $20 Million
- 1. Charlie Sheen, $40 Million