Landing a role on a hit show is every actor’s dream. While movies are great for quick cash injections, a successful series offers a steady flow of income that goes on long after it’s wrapped. Depending on syndication deals, stars can expect to rake in millions as the years go by thanks to residuals from reruns alone!
Usually, syndication deals are straightforward. The star signs a contract at some point during the show’s tenure to determine how much he or she will make from reruns. There are a lot of things that factor into this decision, including how much of a hit the show is—i.e., the likelihood that networks will rerun the show repeatedly.
From the entire cast of Friends to the richest Emmy Award-winning actors, these talents prove that the real money lies in the small screen, and not just the big screen. Read on to discover why these stars always have smiling accountants.