'Big Bang Theory' Stars Rule Forbes' List of Highest-Paid TV Actors 2015
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Jim Parsons places first on the list, with his co-stars Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar claiming three of the top six slots.

AceShowbiz - Forbes has released its list of highest-paid TV actors of 2015. Being one of the highest-rated TV series, long-running sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" unsurprisingly has its stars dominating the list.

%cJim Parsons% ($29 million) and %cJohnny Galecki% ($27 million) place first and second with only a small gap of $2 million. Parsons replaces %cAshton Kutcher% who last year topped the list with $26 million.

Kutcher, whose sitcom "Two and a Half Men" ended earlier this year, is now tied in the third place along with "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" lead %cMark Harmon% and Parsons' co-stars %cSimon Helberg% and %cKunal Nayyar%. They earned $20 million each. Kutcher's former co-star %cJon Cryer% follows close behind with $15 million.

Another sitcom, "Modern Family", has its stars claiming four of the remaining spots in the top 15. They are %cTy Burrell% ($11.5 million), %cJesse Tyler Ferguson% ($11 million), %cEd O'Neill% ($10.5 million) and %cEric Stonestreet% ($10.5 million).

1. %cJim Parsons% - $29 million 2. %cJohnny Galecki% - $27 million 3. %cMark Harmon% - $20 million 3. %cSimon Helberg% - $20 million 3. %cKunal Nayyar% - $20 million 3. %cAshton Kutcher% - $20 million 7. %cJon Cryer% - $15 million 7. %cRay Romano% - $15 million 9. %cPatrick Dempsey% - $12 million 9. %cSimon Baker% - $12 million 11. %cTy Burrell% - $11.5 million 12. %cJesse Tyler Ferguson% - $11 million 13. %cEd O'Neill% - $10.5 million 13. %cEric Stonestreet% - $10.5 million 15. %cKevin Spacey% - $9.5 million

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