Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its male stars -- old and new -- in the magazine's top 10. Besides syndication, most of the actors on the list have some meager box-office bucks that helped boost their totals this year.
The magazine calculates the earnings by speaking with producers, managers, agents and other individuals in the industry to figure out how much the actors made through their entertainment-related endeavors between June 2012 and June 2013, Forbes said.
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However, Kutcher barely holds a candle to "Modern Family's"
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Below is the complete list of Forbes' highest-paid TV actors of 2013. For more on how they made their money, click here.
1. "Two and Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher, $24 million
2. "Two and Half Men" star Jon Cryer, $21 million
3. "Everybody Loves Raymond" star and "Parenthood" actor Ray Romano, $16 million
4. "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris" and "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, $15 million