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Yellowstone star Kevin Costner named top TV earner along with Mahershala Ali

Others on the list include Angela Bassett

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Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
July 20, 2022
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Yellowstone actor Kevin Costner has been named one of TV's top earners. Mahershala Ali and Kevin were both named by Variety as reportedly receiving $1.3 million per episode for their hit shows, The Pilot and Yellowstone, respectively.

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Apple TV+ has the highest number of entries on the list while Fox is the only network, with Angela Bassett - who was confirmed in 2021 to be receiving $450,000 per episode, and is also an executive producer on their first responder drama 9-1-1 - their top earner.

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The list confirms she is the highest paid actress of color on TV in 2022. Her co-star Peter Krause was also on the list, allaegefly earning around $350,000 an episode.

Elisabeth Moss is the only woman making over $1 million per episode, for her work in Shining Girls, while it is thought that Yellowstone spin-off stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren will each receive $1 million.

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Oscar winners like Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto are reportedly raking in around $750,000 per episode for series such as their Apple TV+ show WeCrashed, while at the lower end of the spectrum, Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min banded together to ensure equal pay, with all six receiving $80,000.

Yellowstone's fifth season will return later in 2022 after becoming a pandemic smash hit for Paramount. The spin-off 1883 on Paramount+ was also critically acclaimed, and two more spin-offs, including 1923, have been announced.


Yellowstone will return later in 2022

9-1-1 will return to TV screens on 19 September for its sixth season.

"For season six we want to go back to basics, which is a little of what we did in the back half of season five. We want to have more fun with the characters - we didn't get to really do that this year," executive producer Kristin Reidel told HELLO!

"Also, I think I'd like to see us mixing it up and not alway having Hen (Aisha Hinds) and Chimney (Kenneth Choi) together; let's do some stories with Chimney and Eddie! That's the hope for next season to just mix it up, and have fun with our people."

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