It looks like CBS is treating its actors pretty well, cha-ching-wise.
Two and a Half Men’s Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer take the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid male TV actors with a respective $26 million and $19 million in annual earnings between June 2013 and June 2014. This will be the third year in a row that Kutcher, whose tech cred recently landed him a gig as a product engineer with Lenovo, has landed the top spot. Cryer, meanwhile, is building upon Two and a Half Men’s monies with a huge book advance for an upcoming memoir that one hopes will be gossipy enough to warrant such a payout.
CBS continues its turnout of highly paid actors with Mark Harmon, who also ties for second place with $19 million, thanks to the syndication juggernaut that is NCIS and its respective spin-offs. Fresh off his Tony win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris made a cool $18 million thanks to the final season of How I Met Your Mother. And even though Grey’s Anatomy is running into season 11, Patrick Dempsey still musters an incredible paycheck at $16 million, with endorsement deals with Porsche and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. READ FULL STORY