Coffee's on Lorelei and Rory! Shocking salary chart shows the Gilmore Girls stars will make $750,000 per episode for Netflix reboot - second only to the cast of The Big Bang Theory
- Netflix is paying Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel $750,000 per episode of the Gilmore Girls reboot
- The actresses who play Lorelei and Rory Gilmore on the beloved series are second only to The Big Bang Theory stars in terms of pay per episode
- Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki continue to make $1million per episode of the CBS hit
- Survey also shows that late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon are neck-and-neck with their estimated $13million-$15million salaries
- The Americans star Keri Russell is making $175,000 an episode, while her co-star/real-life partner Matthew Rhys isn't even ranked on the list
The stars of the Big Bang Theory are still TV's highest-paid actors, but a reboot of Gilmore Girls is giving the long-running CBS hit a run for its money.
According to a new Variety survey of television actors' salaries, Netflix is paying actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel $750,000 an episode for a Gilmore Girls miniseries scheduled to be released in November.
The show follows the lives of Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, a mother and daughter who are best friends. The original show ran from 2000 to 2007, when it was cancelled by The CW - in part due to failed contract negotiations with the stars.
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Netflix is paying Alexis Bledel (left) and Lauren Graham (right) $750,000 per episode of the Gilmore Girls reboot, a Variety survey has revealed
Kaley Cuoco (center left), Jimmy Parsons (center), and Johnny Galecki (center right) earn $1million per episode of The Big Bang Theory
While Graham and Bledel's salaries may cause jaws to drop, they're still making considerably less than the $1million an episode the three main stars of The Big Bang Theory make.
Other huge earners include Mark Harmon ($525,000 per episode of NCIS), the main stars of Game of Thrones ($500,000 an episode), Claire Danes in Homeland ($450,000), Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay ($450,000), Ellen Pompeo in Grey's Anatomy ($400,000) and Dwyane 'The Rock' Johnson for Ballers ($400,000).
The lists, comparing pay per episode for actors in drama and comedy shows, also revealed some other interesting pay discrepancies.
For example, Keri Russell is estimated to make $175,000 per episode of The Americans. But her co-star (and real-life partner) Matthew Rhys, is not even ranked on the list. Rhys and Russell were each nominated for an acting Emmy this year, for their roles as Soviet spies pretending to be a normal American family.
Keri Russell appears to be the breadwinner of her house. She makes $175,000 per episode of The Americans, while her co-star and boyfriend Matthew Rhys, both pictured, isn't ranked
Jimmy Kimmel (left) and Jimmy Fallon (right) appear to be neck-and-neck in terms of pay, with their estiamted $13-$15million salaries
Variety also ranks the pay of television show hosts, with Judge Judy topping the list with her $47million a year salary.
Kings of late night Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon are neck-and-neck on the list, both with estimated salaries between $13million and $15million, while Conan O'Brien drags behind at bit at $12million.
|ACTOR||SHOW &NETWORK||PAY PER EPISODE|
|Lauren Graham||Gilmore Girls (Netflix)||$750,000|
|Alexis Bledel||Gilmore Girls (Netflix)||$750,000|
|Mark Harmon||NCIS (CBS)||$525,000|
|Kevin Spacey||House of Cards (Netflix)||$500,000|
|Peter Dinklage||Game of Thrones (HBO)||$500,000|
|Lena Headey||Game of Thrones (HBO)||$500,000|
|Kit Harrington||Game of Thrones (HBO)||$500,000|
|Emilia Clarke||Game of Thrones (HBO)||$500,000|
|Nikolaj Coster-Waldau||Game of Thrones (HBO)||$500,000|
|Claire Danes||Homeland (Showtime)||$450,000|
|ACTOR||SHOW & NETWORK||PAY PER EPISODE|
|Jim Parsons||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||$1million|
|Kaley Cuoco||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||$1million|
|Johnny Galecki||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||$1million|
|Dwayne Johnson||Ballers (HBO)||$400,000|
|Drew Barrymore||Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)||$350,000|
|Emma Stone||Maniac (Netflix)||$350,000|
|Jonah Hill||Maniac (Netflix)||$350,000|
|Dan Castellaneta||The Simpsons (Fox)||$315,000|
|Julie Kavner||The Simpsons (Fox)||$315,000|
|Yeardley Smith||The Simpsons (Fox)||$315,000|
|ACTOR||SHOW & NETWORK||YEARLY SALARY|
|Judy Sheindlin||Judge Judy (Syndicated)||$47million|
|Matt Lauer||Today (NBC)||$22million-$25million|
|Ellen DeGeneres||Ellen (Syndicated)||$20million|
|Bill O'Reilly||The O'Reilly Factor (FNC)||$18million-$20million|
|Kelly Ripa||Live With Kelly (Syndicated)||$16million-$20million|
|Miley Cyrus||The Voice (NBC)||$13million-$15million|
|Adam Levine||The Voice (NBC)||$13million-$15million|
|Jimmy Fallon||The Tonight Show (NBC)||$13million-$15million|
|Jimmy Kimmel||Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)||$13million-$15million|
|Pat Sajak||Wheel of Fortune (Syndicated)||$12million|
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