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NBC have renewed their highly popular series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for an eighteenth season.
The series has been a solid performer for the peacock network, even after 17 years in primetime it still manages to average over 7 million viewers every episode.
In addition to renewed SVU, the network have renewed producer Dick Wolf’s contract for another 5 years until 2020. Wolf has two successful franchises with the Law & Order series and the Chicago themed dramas aswell, which have all been renewed.
Law & Order: SVU follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes in New York City. This season, the cast includes Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raul Esparza.
NBC have renewed their medical drama Chicago Med for season number two.
The ratings have been solid from the new drama, with the series averaging 8.4 million viewers over the course of the first eight episodes.
There are a total of 18 episodes in the first season.
Other Chicago based shows such as Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. have also been renewed by NBC
Chicago Med is set at the city’s new state-of-the-art trauma center. It revolves around the doctors, nurses, and staff members who treat the most severe trauma cases. The ensemble cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Carl Lumbly, Julie Berman, Brennan Brown, and Marlyne Barrett.
*NOTE* The list was also released in September 2015, I know I’m a bit behind, however when the new list comes out this year, I will post it.
Yesterday I posted a list of the highest paid actors in television, so today you can find out how much the top actresses get paid in Hollywood.
Check out the top 15 female earners in 2015 on TV.
1. Sofia Vergara: $28.5 million (Modern Family)
1. Kaley Cuoco: $28. 5 million (The Big Bang Theory)
3. Julie Bowen: $12 million (Modern Family)
4. Ellen Pompeo: $11.5 million (Grey’s Anatomy)
5. Mariska Hargitay: $11 million (Law & Order: SVU)
6. Julianna Margulies: $10.5 million (The Good Wife)
6. Amy Poehler: $10.5 million (Parks & Recreation)
8. Mindy Kaling: $9 million (The Mindy Project)
9. Patricia Heaton: $7 million (Everybody Loves Raymond & The Middle)
9. Kerry Washington: $7 million (Scandal)
11. Tina Fey: $6.5 million (30 Rock)
11. Emily Deschanel: $6.5 million (Bones)
13. Pauley Perrette: $6 million (NCIS)
14. Robin Wright: $5.5 million (House of Cards)
15. Zooey Deschanel: $5 million (New Girl)
Again, if you look at the list, it seems comedy is paid well with over half of the list from comedy, eight to be exact. It does seem from the two lists that women are paid less than their male counterparts which was in the news last year. The top 2 Sofia Vergara and Kalye Cuoco both rake in 28.5 mil, however it drops sharply to 12 mil for Julie Bowen who is third on the list.
If you look on the men’s list, the top nine males earn more than Julie Bowen, However it seems on Modern Family, the two top earners are the women.
Drama is featured more with the ladies, where their are 7 in the top 15, compared to 4 of the men.
If you add up the top 15 earnings for the men and women you come up with these figures:
Actors: 243 million = 16.2 million avg.
Actresses: 165 million = 11 million avg.
It will be interesting to see if the totals get smaller or bigger in 2016.
The list is originally from Forbes
*NOTE* The list was also released in August, 2015, I know I’m a bit behind, however when the new list comes out this year, I will post it.
TV is big bucks these days and some of the top stars are earning some serious cash.
Check out the top 15 male earners in 2015 on TV.
1. Jim Parsons: $29 million (The Big Bang Theory)
2. Johnny Galecki: $27 million (The Big Bang Theory)
3. Mark Harmon: $20 million (NCIS)
3. Simon Helberg: $20 million (The Big Bang Theory)
3. Kunal Nayyar: $20 million (The Big Bang Theory)
3. Ashton Kutcher: $20 million (Two & a Half Men)
7. Jon Cryer: $15 million (Two & a Half Men)
7. Ray Romano: $15 million (Everybody Loves Raymond)
9. Patrick Dempsey: $12 million (Grey’s Anatomy)
9. Simon Baker: $12 million (The Mentalist)
11. Ty Burrell: $11.5 million (Modern Family)
12. Jesse Tyler Ferguson: $11 million (Modern Family)
13. Ed O’Neill: $10.5 million (Modern Family)
13. Eric Stonestreet: $10.5 million (Modern Family)
15. Kevin Spacey: $9.5 million (House of Cards)
If you have a look at the list, 11 of the 15 actors are from comedies while only 4 are from dramas, so it seems laughs = big bucks in Hollywood.
Come back tomorrow for a list of the top 15 Actresses! (Again, a VERY late post)
The list also includes endorsements and side-gigs.
The list is from Forbes
Heroes: Reborn has been cancelled after one season.
ION and CTV have renewed their series Saving Hope for a fifth season.
NBC have cancelled the live variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris after one season.
NBC have renewed their hit series The Blacklist for fourth season.
NBC have renewed their popular drama Blindspot for a second season.
NBC have cut their new series Truth By Told episode count from 13 to 10.
NBC have renewed their singing competition The Voice for a tenth season.
NBC has ordered an additional 9 more episodes of their new series Blindspot.
There are ten new shows premiering in October and we thought we would take a look at them and see what they’re all about.
NBC have renewed their series The Carmichael Show for a second season.