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Old 09-29-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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If you look at those lists of salaries put out by Forbes there is nobody from such highly ranked shows as CASTLE, NCIS: LA, PERSON OF INTEREST, BLUE BLOODS and CRIMINAL MINDS. In fact 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation are very low ranked show, and Last Man Standing just barely escaped cancellation.

The only salary on the web is $100K per episode for Nathan Fillion, and that seems to be at the end of the third season of Castle. Typically, the really large salary does not come until the fourth season as the producer lock down the actors pretty tight for the first three years until the show looks like it will be available for syndication.

The Forbes list includes income from all sources. Sofia Vergara acts in three different TV series, one in USA, and one in Mexico and another in Columbia. But most of her income comes from endorsements.

2013 TV Actress list by Forbes
Sofia Vergara: $30 million (comedy)
Kaley Cuoco: $11 million (comedy)
Mariska Hargitay: $11 million (drama)
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian (each): $10 million (reality)
Bethenny Frankel: $10 million (reality)
Tina Fey: $10 million (comedy)
Melissa McCarthy: $10 million (comedy)
Ellen Pompeo: $10 million (drama)
Cobie Smulders: $9 million (comedy)
Alyson Hannigan: $8 million (comedy)
Amy Poehler: $7 million (comedy)
Julianna Margulies: $7 million (drama)
Lena Dunham: $6 million (drama)
Zooey Deschanel: $6 million (comedy)
Courteney Cox: $6 million (comedy)
Whitney Cummings: $5 million (part earnings are for production credits) (comedy)
Mindy Kaling: $4 million (comedy)
Kerry Washington: $3 million (drama)


The 2012 actor list will be updated in a few weeks by Forbes
2012 TV Actor list by Forbes
1. Ashton Kutcher "Two and a Half Men" $24 million
2. Hugh Laurie "House" $18 million
3. Ray Romano "Men of a Certain Age"/"Parenthood" $18 million
4. Alec Baldwin "30 Rock" $15 million
5. Mark Harmon "NCIS" $15 million
6. Tim Allen "Last Man Standing" $14 million
7. Jon Cryer "Two and a Half Men" $13 million
8. Patrick Dempsey "Grey's Anatomy" $12 million
9. Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" $8 million
10. Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory" $8 million
11. Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother"$8 million

Ranking of TV shows involving actors 2012-13 season
1 NCIS
3 BIG BANG THEORY
10 TWO & A HALF MEN
16 MODERN FAMILY
42 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
26 GREY’S ANATOMY
50 LAST MAN STANDING
57 PARENTHOOD
77 NEW GIRL
99 30 ROCK
107 WHITNEY (cancelled)
107 COUGAR TOWN in previous year (cancelled)
111 PARKS & RECREATION
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Fillion's contract started at $100K/episode. I read somewhere that Katic started at $30K/episode. My guess is that Fillion is at somewhere in the $150K-$200K/episode now and Katic is probably in the $100K/episode range.

Bear in mind that Katic was a relative nobody when "Castle" started and Fillion was already an established actor. That is why there was such a disparity in salaries.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Stana Katic deserves every cent she gets. She is absolutely brilliant on Castle. I hope they have given her a nice raise!
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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Fillion's contract started at $100K/episode. I read somewhere that Katic started at $30K/episode. My guess is that Fillion is at somewhere in the $150K-$200K/episode now and Katic is probably in the $100K/episode range.

Bear in mind that Katic was a relative nobody when "Castle" started and Fillion was already an established actor. That is why there was such a disparity in salaries.
The executives at ABC clearly didn't think much of the show. They initially only ordered 10 episodes as a mid-Season replacement in 2008-09 season. But now it is clearly their hit show of the 10pm dramas.

Even if the salaries were not high at the beginning, I would think that by now they would be making the $350K of the starting salaries of the lower rated Grey's anatomy.

2008-09 (10pm Drama for ABC)
Sun Brothers & Sisters
Mon Boston Legal | Castle
Tue Eli Stone
Wed Dirty Sexy Money |Life on Mars
Thu Life on Mars| Private Practice

2013-14 (10pm Drama for ABC)
Sun Betrayal |Resurrection
Mon Castle
Tue Lucky 7
Wed Nashville
Thu Scandal

Rank 2012-2013
17 CASTLE
44 SCANDAL
64 NASHVILLE


Other highly reported ABC salaries
Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy, $350,000
Tim Allen, Last Man standing, $225,000
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Fillion's contract started at $100K/episode. I read somewhere that Katic started at $30K/episode. My guess is that Fillion is at somewhere in the $150K-$200K/episode now and Katic is probably in the $100K/episode range.

Bear in mind that Katic was a relative nobody when "Castle" started and Fillion was already an established actor. That is why there was such a disparity in salaries.

Fillion is going to be in the next Percy Jackson Movie as, I think...Poseidon.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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I think it is cuckoo that Cuoco and Kutcher rank so high -definitely a sign that "The End" is near. :-0
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Castle only barely got renewed twice and ABC actually did a lot schedule-wise to help it by keeping the DWTS lead in.

I am pretty sure that I have read that in past negotiations, Fillion has willingly taken less money to ensure the show could stay on the air and also to pay the crew more.

As far as Caley Cuoco, as a pretty central character to making the number one comedy show on TV work, she was able to negotiate more money.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Castle only barely got renewed twice and ABC actually did a lot schedule-wise to help it by keeping the DWTS lead in.

I am pretty sure that I have read that in past negotiations, Fillion has willingly taken less money to ensure the show could stay on the air and also to pay the crew more.

As far as Caley Cuoco, as a pretty central character to making the number one comedy show on TV work, she was able to negotiate more money.
Castle's syndication deal is what is keeping it going. The $150million (roughly) TNT paid is pretty much funding the show and making it uber cheap to produce.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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I would love to know how much he made on Firefly.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I would love to know how much he made on Firefly.
Before Firefly N.F. had a few small parts in
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1999 Blast from the Past
2000 Dracula 2000

And a supporting role in "Two Guys and a Girl" (60 out of 81 episodes)

After Firefly aired only 11 episode it averaged 4.7 million viewers per episode and was 98th in Nielsen ratings.

I'm guessing less than $250K for the entire series.

But ultimately it got him the movie part in Serenity. Castle was ranked #41, #28, #28, #20, and #17 over the five seasons and I am betting the clever Firefly references helped a lot to attract male viewers.
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