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Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) Will Earn $9 Million This Season (and Weekend Blog Roundup)

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If money is the ultimate judge, it’s better to be a fake doctor on television than it is to be a real doctor, at least if that fake doctor appears on the show House. Hugh Laurie, the British comedian-actor who affects a usually convincing accent in the program, will earn about $400,000 per episode this season, totaling about $9 million. This salary makes him third among the highest earning television actors.

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avatar Anca

I can’t wait for Tuesday. House is an awesome character.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,500 (Platinum)

I’m a fan, too. I’m looking forward to the new season, but thanks to a busy schedule I’m not sure if I’ll be able to watch the show as often as I like.

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avatar MillionDollarJourney

Thanks for the mention Flexo. Looks like with your busy schedule, it’s time to get a PVR. :)

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avatar Smithee ♦1,358 (Quarter)

During the writer’s strike, someone on Metafilter wrote a great synopsis of a future episode of House. We like the show a lot in our house, as well.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,500 (Platinum)

Smithee: It could be lupus.

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avatar Patrick

I think most mainstream actors make more than their “professional counterparts” make in real life. Of course, when you think about it, if a real life doctor could make that many house calls per week…. ;)

Thanks for the mention. :)

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