When "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory" finally end their runs, this list is going to bust wide open.
Then again, Forbes says Sofia Vergara only gets about one-quarter of her income from ABC's Emmy-winning "Modern Family," so she may still make more than most TV stars when she's done playing Gloria Pritchett.
At any rate, Vergara just topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid TV actress for the sixth year in a row. She made slightly less than last year, but still way more than No. 2, who is still Kaley Cuoco of "The Big Bang Theory." Most of the top 10 are the same from last year -- including Mindy Kaling of "The Mindy Project," Ellen Pompeo of "Grey's Anatomy," Mariska Hargitay of "Law & Order: SVU," Kerry Washington of "Scandal," Julie Bowen of "Modern Family," and Priyanka Chopra of "Quantico."
There were a couple of changes, though. Since "Castle" and "The Good Wife" are no longer on the air, Stana Katic and Julianna Margulies are no longer on the list. That made room for Robin Wright of "House of Cards" and Pauley Perrette of "NCIS."
Obviously these stars are paid wayyyyy more than The Rest of Us, but most of their overall salaries are down from last year -- except for Cuoco who went from $24.5 million to $26 million, and Julie Bowen who went from $10M to $12M. Last year, Bowen was No. 10 on that list, and even though she personally made more this year, the No. 10 spot for 2017 dropped from $10M to Perrette's $8.5 million.
Here's the 2017 list of highest paid TV actresses:
1. Sofia Vergara — $41.5 million
2. Kaley Cuoco — $26 million
3. Mindy Kaling — $13 million
3. Ellen Pompeo — $13 million
5. Mariska Hargitay — $12.5 million
6. Julie Bowen — $12 million
7. Kerry Washington — $11 million
8. Priyanka Chopra — $10 million
9. Robin Wright — $9 million
10. Pauley Perrette — $8.5 million
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