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Highest-paid TV actors in the world: Jim Parsons, Andrew Lincoln



the walking deadAndrew Lincoln in “The Walking Dead”AMC

Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid television actors in the world is here, and it includes actors from just four shows: “The Big Bang Theory” as it enters its 12th and final season, “Modern Family,” “NCIS,” and “The Walking Dead,” as lead actor Andrew Lincoln prepares to leave the series in its current ninth season.

Forbes says that the list is based on figures from IMDb, Box Office Mojo, Nielsen, and interviews with industry insiders from June 2017 to June 2018.

Lincoln, who came in tenth, earned an estimated $11 million for AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which he is set to depart this year. Ty Burrell ($12 million), Jesse Tyler Ferguson ($13 million), Eric Stonestreet ($13.5 million), and Ed O’Neill ($14 million) — all from ABC’s “Modern Family” — rounded out the bottom of the top 10.

The top five includes four actors from CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” According to Entertainment Weekly, the show is ending after Jim Parsons turned down $50 million over another two years because he wanted to depart the show.

The top five highest-paid TV actors in the world, according to Forbes, are below:

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