L-R: Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”; Saeed Adyani/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel’s Gilmore Girls reunion came at a pretty big price.
The co-stars teamed up again for a Netflix update to the beloved series — premiering November 25 — and each earned an estimated 750 thousand dollars per episode for their work.
That’s according to a Variety survey of actors, executives and other figures in the entertainment business, which studied the salaries of TV stars.
Kevin Spacey has also been cashing in on a role on a Netflix series. He rakes in 500 thousand dollars per episode for playing President Frank Underwood on House of Cards. Only one male drama actor in Variety‘s rankings earns more: NCIS cast member Mark Harmon, at 525 thousand dollars per episode.
Several stars of HBO’s Game of Thrones make 500 thousand dollars per episode: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
On the comedy side, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki each earn one million dollars per episode.
Judge Judy Sheindlin leads Variety‘s list of reality TV, late-night and news hosts, pulling in an estimated 47 million dollars per year.
Variety‘s calculations do not include money from merchandising and other deals.
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