According to reports, Charlie Sheen, of CBS’s Two and a Half Men, is set to become the highest paid sitcom star.
Sheen began renegotiating his contract about 2 months ago, right about the time Warner Bros., the show’s studio, began entering into deals for the show’s syndication packages (to Tribune Broadcasting stations for the Broadcast rights and to FX for the Cable rights).
The new contract will reportedly pay Sheen $350,000 per episode, the most for any current sitcom star.
The record for highest paid sitcom star of all time was Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond. He was paid almost $2M per episode for that show’s final season back in 2004/2005.