We already knew that the stars of "The Big Bang Theory" were making bank, but a new list from Variety just revealed the highest-paid actors on a TV drama, and they're about to return to our screens for the first time in almost a decade.

According to Variety, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel -- who played mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," and who will be reprising their roles in the upcoming Netflix revival "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" -- will each be taking home $750,000 per episode of the new series. With four episodes making up "A Year in the Life," Graham and Bledel will both be walking away with a cool $3 million for their efforts.

While we agree that our beloved "Girls" are worth every penny of their big payday, it's still a pretty surprising number, especially considering how long "Gilmore" has been gone: The show signed off back in 2007 after seven seasons. But there's a reason that Netflix decided to bring it back for additional episodes, and it's no doubt banking on high fan demand -- and a wealth of new subscribers -- to help ride the expensive wave those salaries generated.

As we mentioned above, there aren't too many shocking revelations on Variety's list, since we'd expect big-name stars like Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Reese Witherspoon, and Daniel Craig to command large paychecks when transitioning from A-list films to TV series. Even Judge Judy's jaw-dropping yearly haul had been previously revealed.

Still, it's a fascinating look at what Hollywood's top talent can command (looks like Ellen Pompeo made the right choice -- financially speaking, anyway -- sticking with "Grey's" all these years), and seriously makes us consider quitting our jobs and trying to make it as an actor. (Just kidding, Moviefone editors.)

[via: Variety]

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