While we are lucky enough to be in a truly golden age of television right now, with so many phenomenal series and performances gracing our screens every week, not every show or actor receives the respect or, in some cases, the payment that he or she deserves. Incredibly strong performers on underrated programs, such Jensen Ackles on The CW’s Supernatural or Jake Johnson on Fox’s New Girl, do not earn anywhere close to the money that stars on series like Two and a Half Man and NCIS do. This disparity between what certain actors deserve to be paid and what they actually end up earning made me wonder, who are the most overpaid TV performers out there right now? And after researching and thinking long and hard, I came up with this list for the most overpaid actors on television.
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