Meryl Streep And Robert De Niro Take Unexpectedly Whooping Amounts To Be On TV

By Surabhi Verma , Updated Nov 22, 2016 09:48 AM EST

There were times when there used to be huge differences in the pay scales of TV actors and Hollywood stars. However, as time passed and Television's audience became elite, actors like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, who are not less than a cinema in themselves, have raised their bars higher than we ever know. It seems that for them Television has become a good means of skyrocketing salaries. Television is now the new Richie rich source for them.

As per a recent study, published in The Hollywood Reporter, Robert De Niro will make $750,000 for each of twenty episodes of a new Amazon series from David O. Russell. The duo were earlier a part of "Joy" and "Silver Linings Playbook", two of the only positively reviewed movies in which De Niro has appeared in the previous decade.

While "The Devil Wears Prada" star Meryl Streep is ahead of her former "Deer Hunter" costar taking $825,000 per episode for "The Nix", a J.J. Abrams produced project that doesn't have a network attached and neither has anything to do with Patrick Ewing.

Netflix is also besting broadcast in the comedy world, shelling out $20 million for each of two stand-up comedy specials from Chris Rock. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Kiefer Sutherland has received the highest pay ever for a first-year broadcast network series, which is just $300,000 per episode of ABC's Designated Survivor. However, the show has proved to be a hit one. A hit series offers the most handsome pay as Sheldon and the gang on "The Big Bang Theory" make $1 million per episode.

On The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln make $550,000 and $650,000 for this season and next. And just like at most awards shows, Game of Thrones sweeps this category too. Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Kit Harington all make $1.1 million per episode. Surprised by the fact??

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