August 10th, 2011
09:48 PM ET
Who’s the highest paid actor on TV now that Charlie Sheen isn’t raking in a modest $1.2 mil per episode?
Here’s a hint: He’s not actually on TV… yet.
Ashton Kutcher tops TV Guide’s list of top earners. The actor, who will fill Sheen’s absence on “Two and a Half Men” as Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, will earn $700,000 per episode.
Quite a bit higher than the $125,000 per episode that TV Guide says most lead actors make - or $150,000 for cable stars.
Moral of the story: If you’re in need of some cash, act opposite Jon Cryer on “Two and a Half Men."
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