Looking pretty has certainly paid off for Ashton Kutcher, whose new contract for the upcoming season of Two and a Half Men once again makes him the highest-paid sitcom actor on TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The former That '70s Show hunk will rake in $700,000 per episode next season of the CBS hit comedy, meaning he makes $15.4 million a year. Maybe he can finally afford a haircut.
His salary is the same amount that he earned this past season for the show.
Co-star Jon Cryer doesn't make quite that much, but he is getting a significant raise next season.
This season, Jon is "only" making less than $600,000 per episode, but he will be getting $620,000 per episode next season.
And while these salaries may seem astronmical (and they should), they actually pale in comparison to what Charlie Sheen was pulling down when he was on the show.
In Charlie's last season on the show, he was pocketing a staggering $1.8 million per episode — which is more than what Jon and Ashton make per episode combined. Talk about winning.
But the show will be saving money on Angus T. Jones's salary. The actor who plays Jake has been earning $300,000 per episode, but he will no longer be a series regular next season, and it remains to be seen if he'll appear on the show at all.
So do you wish you could have these guys' salaries? Or does having to say the groan-inducing jokes that they're given not seem worth it?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter