Television 2016: Highest Paid Actors in Comedy, Drama, Reality Shows

The peak TV era has increased the paychecks of in-demand talent to eye-popping levels. The high fees for television’s 1% has exacerbated the earnings gap between stars and supporting players.

The figures are estimates based on extensive research to determine talent paydays in the most current seasons of specific series. In some cases, those numbers include backend fees. These numbers do not reflect income that actors get from other projects, licensing and merchandising, and business ventures.