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The Highest-Paid TV Actors

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By Dorothy Pomerantz ForbesCharlie Sheen? Who's Charlie Sheen? The volatile actor topped our list of Highest-Paid TV Actors last year with $40 million. This year he's nowhere to be seen. On Forbes: Full List: The Highest Paid TV Actors And Sheen isn't the only actor who failed to make our list this year (and he might get back on thanks to his great deal on the show "Anger Management"). Steve Carell ranked third last year with $15 million. This year he didn't even qualify for our TV list. Carell left the NBC sitcom "The Office" in 2011 so now he'll need to prove himself as a movie star. Small movies like "Hope Springs" and "Seeking a Friend at the End of the World" aren't going to help him compete against the likes of Tom Cruise and Will Smith when it comes to paydays. Carell has a long way to go before he can get back on our lists. The numbers for the Highest-Paid TV Actor list come from our Celebrity 100 research and reflect estimated earnings between May 2011 and May 2012. We do not deduct for manager and agent fees or the other costs of being a celebrity.Click on to see the top five.
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