10 TV Stars Who’ve Earned $1 Million Per Episode

10 TV Stars Who’ve Earned $1 Million Per Episode

News of the upcoming “Sex and the City” reboot has tongues wagging after it emerged that Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis will each earn more than $1 million per episode for the new series, “And Just Like That…,” according to Variety. The paycheck is hefty but the three stars are not the only celebrities to be raking in the cash.

Dozens of actors have moved over to TV as the streaming business continues to grow, and their earnings have increased dramatically. Jennifer Aniston bagged a hefty $1.25 million per episode of “The Morning Show” while Steve Carell earned $1 million per episode of “Space Force,” according to Business Insider, which compiled a list of actors who have earned $1 million or more per episode for TV shows they have starred in.

Based on that report, here are 10 of those stars:

  1. Reese Witherspoon: $1.25 million for “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus).

    The actress also reportedly made $1.1 million an episode for “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu) as well as $1 million an episode for season two of “Big Little Lies” (HBO).

  2. Jennifer Aniston: $1.25 million for “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus).
  3. Harrison Ford for the upcoming series “The Staircase” (HBO Max).
  4. Kerry Washington: $1.1 million for “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu).
  5. Steve Carell: $1 million for “Space Force” (Netflix).
  6. Norman Reedus: $1 million for “The Walking Dead” (AMC).
  7. Elisabeth Moss: $1 million for “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu).
  8. Nicole Kidman: $1 million for “Big Little Lies” (HBO).

    Kidman also reportedly earns $1 million an episode for the upcoming Hulu release, “Nine Perfect Strangers.”

  9. Jim Parsons: $1 million for “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS).

    Toward the end of the series, Parsons allegedly helped costars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik by taking a pay cut so that they could earn more while filming the series.

  10. Jeff Bridges: $1 million for the upcoming series “The Old Man” (FX on Hulu).

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