Following a raise in pay for the show’s star, Simon Baker, other principal cast members on CBS’s “The Mentalist” have also been rewarded with raises, reports Deadline.com.
Warner Bros. TV gave Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Tim Kang and Owain Yeoman substantial bumps in salary. In Tunney’s case, the per-episode rate is reportedly going up from about $75,000 to more than $100,000 initially, increasing to close to $200,000 by the end of her contract.
As the star of the show, Baker is said to be earning $350,000 per episode, and that amount is set to increase every year that "The Mentalist" is on the air.
In November 2009, "The Mentalist" earned a big off-network syndication deal. Warner Bros. received approximately $2.2 million per episode in a deal with TNT.