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It all started with a big bang and ended with a considerable paycheck.

The stars of "Big Bang Theory", a first-class comedy with One remaining season, are the four best-paid men on the small screen, according to Forbes.

Yes, they are still the best of the list even though their paychecks were reduced a little last year to increase the salary of their co-stars. They also negotiated a cut of the benefits of the show.

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The ranking of Forbes has changed slightly since last year. New to the list: Andrew Lincoln, the leader of "The Walking Dead." Out of the list this year: "House of Cards" actor Kevin Spacey, who is under investigation for sexual assault.

Here is a look at the annual pay of the best TV actors, with estimated earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018:

1. Jim Parsons

Star of "Big Bang Theory", 45, $ 26.5 million.

2. Johnny Galecki

Star of "Big Bang Theory", 43, $ 25 million.

3. Simon Helberg (tie)

Star of "Big Bang Theory", 37, $ 23.5 million.

3. Kunal Nayyar (tie)

Star of "Big Bang Theory", 37, $ 23.5 million.

5. Mark Harmon

Star "NCIS", 67, $ 19 million.

6. Ed O & # 39; Neill

Star of the "Modern Family", 72, $ 14 million.

7. Eric Stonestreet

Star of the "Modern Family", 47, $ 13.5 million.

8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Star of "Modern Family", 43, $ 13 million.

9. Ty Burrell

Star "Modern Family", 51, $ 12 million.

10. Andrew Lincoln

Star "Walking Dead", 45, $ 11 million.

Plus: We made the calculations: the 10 most requested actors in Hollywood.

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