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Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

'TWO AND A HALF MEN:' In this image released by CBS, Jon Cryer portrays Alan Harper, left, and Ashton Kutcher portrays Walden Schmidt in Kutcher's debut on the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men." Photo: Associated Press/Danny Feld

“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher has been named TV’s highest-paid actor for the third year in a row.

The actor earned an estimated $26 million for his work on the hit sitcom over the past 12 months, according to editors at Forbes magazine.

Kutcher’s “Two and a Half Men” co-star Jon Cryer follows behind in second place earning $19 million. The pair is heading into the long-running programme’s 12th and final season next month.

Cryer is tied in second place with “NCIS” veteran Mark Harmon, while Neil Patrick Harris comes in at fourth, raking in $18 million to end his eight season run on “How I Met Your Mother,” which finished earlier this year.

“Grey’s Anatomy” hunk Patrick Dempsey and “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey tie in the fifth position with $16 million.

Other actors featured on the countdown include “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, Harris’ co-stars Jason Segel and Josh Radnor, Tim Allen, Charlie Sheen, and newcomer on the list, “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm.

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