It should come as no surprise to you that the stars of the small screen are truly bringing in tons of cash these days, but we never imagined they were making this kind of guap.

Variety just dropped the list of TV's top talent & exactly how much they're making per season or episode, depending on their shtick. Unfortunately for us, not all show are on the list (Wouldn't you love to know the pay difference between Kim and Kylie on KUWTK? Because me.) But there are definitely still some names - and numbers - that are sure to surprise you. 

We've broken the list down into three categories: 

Comedy Stars

Drama Stars

Reality Stars

Click next to see exactly how much your favourite celebs are raking in! 


Comedy Stars

Some of our favourite funny people are making some serious cash from their perspective shows! Here are the celebs making the most, in order from highest to lowest:

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1. Kaley Cuoco // Big Bang Theory // $900,000 per episode


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2. Johnny Galecki // Big Bang Theory // $900,000 per episode


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3. Simon Helberg // Big Bang Theory // $900,000 per episode


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4. Kunal Nayyar // Big Bang Theory // $900,000 per episode


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5. Jim Parsons // Big Bang Theory // $900,000 per episode


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6. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson // Ballers // $650,000 per episode


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7. Mayhim Bialik // Big Bang Theory // $500,000 per episode


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8. Julie Bowen // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode


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9. Ty Burrell // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode


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10. Jesse Tyler Ferguson // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode


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11. Ed O'Neill // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode


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12. Melissa Rauch // Big Bang Theory // $500,000 per episode


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13. Eric Stonestreet // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode 


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14. Sofia Vergara // Modern Family // $500,000 per episode


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15. Sean P. Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing & Megan Mullally // Will & Grace // $250,000 per episode


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16. Kevin James // Kevin Can Wait // $200,000 per episode


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17. Matt LeBlanc // Man With A Plan // $200,000 per episode


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18. Ellie Kemper // Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt // $150,000 per episode


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19. Tituss Burgess // Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt // $90,000 per episode

For Drama stars, click next! 


Drama Stars

If they're bringing the drama, their networks better be bringing the cash! Dramas are some of the hottest shows on TV right now and therefore, deserve all of the paycheques. 

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1. Robert De Niro // Untitled Amazon Project // $775,000 per episode


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2. Mark Harmon // NCIS // $525,000 per episode


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3. Emilia Clarke // Game of Thrones // $500,000 per episode


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4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau // Game of Thrones // $500,000 per episode


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5. Peter Dinklage // Game of Thrones // $500,000 per episode 


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6. Kit Harrington // Game of Thrones // $500,000 per episode


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7. Lena Headey // Game of Thrones // $500,000 per episode 


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8. Kevin Spacey // House of Cards // $500,000 per episode


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9. Claire Danes // Homeland // $450,000 per episode


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10. Ellen Pompeo // Grey's Anatomy // $450,000 per episode


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11. William H. Macey // Shameless // $350,000 per episode


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12. Emmy Rossum // Shameless // $350,000 per episode


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13. Kerry Washington // Scandal // $250,000 per episode


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14. Elizabeth Moss // Handmaid's Tale // $200,000 per episode


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15. Bob Odenkirk // Better Call Saul // $150,000 per episode


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16. Mandy Moore // This is Us // $85,000

For Reality Stars, click next! 


Reality Stars

If there's one thing these stars do, it's keep it real. And in turn? They get really, really paid. Here are some of the top earners in reality TV for 2017. 

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1. Ellen Degeneres // The Ellen Show // $50 million per season


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2. Judy Sheindlin // Judge Judy // $47 million per season


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3. Matt Lauer // Today // $25 million per season


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4. Katy Perry // American Idol // $25 million per season


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5. Kelly Ripa // Live with Kelly & Ryan // $22 million per season


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6. Jimmy Fallon // The Tonight Show // $16 million per season


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7. Stephen Colbert // The Late Show // $15 million per season 


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8. Jimmy Kimmel // Jimmy Kimmel Live // $15 million per season


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9. Ryan Seacrest // Live With Kelly & Ryan // $15 million per season (and American Idol, $12 million per season)


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10. Anderson Cooper // CNN // $12 million a year


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11. Conan O'Brien // CONAN // $12 million per season

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