TV Guide unveils television's highest-paid stars
TV Guide just unveiled its annual salary survey based on conversations with agents, network executives and studio heads.Pictures: Ashton Kutcher
"Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher tops the comedy charts this year, raking in $700,000 an episode. Actor Mark Harmon, star of CBS' "NCIS," gets top dollar in the drama series category with $500,000 per episode.
When it comes to reality TV, Mariah Carey leads the tally. The new "American Idol" judge will earn $17 million for the season.
Out of TV's late night hosts, David Letterman makes the most, with an estimated $28 million per year, according to TV Guide, followed by Jay Leno with $25 million and Jon Stewart with $16 million.
Judge Judy gets a whopping $45 million a year for her syndicated afternoon court TV series, reports TV Guide.
Other stars leading the financial charge in comedy include Ellen Pompeo with $350,000 for each "Grey's Anatomy" episode and Kevin Bacon of "The Following" with $175,000 per episode.