Newswire: Here’s how much some of your favorite TV stars make per episode

Compared to acting in a movie, which may require you to go to an exotic location for a couple of months and then just relax while the nerds use digital effects to fill in the details, working on a TV show is almost like a real job. You go to the same place every day, you generally see the same people, and you get to take a few months or so off in the summer—it’s a bit like being a teacher in that respect. However, while teachers in the United States are primarily paid in angry phone calls from parents and anti-union legislation that makes their job more difficult, TV actors actually get money for their hard work. Like, a lot of money. In fact, Variety set out to find just how much money TV’s biggest stars get paid, and the results are rather disheartening—especially if …

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