AceShowbiz - %cJim Parsons% is 2017 TV cash king. "The Big Bang Theory" actor tops the list of highest-paid TV actors this year. According to Forbes, he leads the pack with $27.5 million. Rumor has it, he earned $1 million per episode on the CBS sitcom.
The 44-year-old actor best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper dominates the list for three consecutive years. He was ranked No. 1 in 2016 with $25 million. He unseated former champ %cAshton Kutcher% in 2015 with a whopping $29 million.
Parsons' "Big Bang Theory" co-star %cJohnny Galecki% occupies the second place with $26.5 million. Castmate %cSimon Helberg% trails closely behind with $26 million. Another "Big Bang Theory" member %cKunal Nayyar% follows with $25 million.
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" actor %cMark Harmon% rounds up the top 5 with $19 million. "Modern Family" stars %cTy Burrell% and %cEric Stonestreet% follow with $13.5 million and 12.5 million respectively.
"House of Cards" lead actor %cKevin Spacey% sits at the eighth position. He raked in an estimated $12 million. Rounding up the top 10 are two other stars from "Modern Family", %cEd O'Neill% and %cJesse Tyler Ferguson%.
Meanwhile, the highest paid TV actress is "Modern Family" star %cSofia Vergara%. She made a whooping $41.5 million. She leads the pack for six consecutive years. In 2015, she was tied with "Big Bang Theory" actress %cKaley Cuoco% who slipped to the second place in 2016 and remains the runner-up this year with $26 million.
%cMindy Kaling% from "The Mindy Project" stays at No. 3 with $13 million. She is tied with "Grey's Anatomy" leading lady %cEllen Pompeo%. %cMariska Hargitay% ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") follows with $12.5 million.
The rest of the top 10 list are filled by %cJulie Bowen% ("Modern Family"), %cKerry Washington% ("Scandal"), %cPriyanka Chopra% ("Quantico"), Robin Wright ("House of Cards") and %cPauley Perrette% ("NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service").