British actor Hugh Laurie is about to become one of the highest paid actors on American TV. Laurie has agreed to continue to shoot House at least until the 2011-2012 season.
His new contract will see the actor receive a staggering $400,000 per episode; more than $9m per year. His salary still trails William Petersen of CSI who makes $600K an episode, and Kiefer Sutherland who makes around $500K an episode.
Last season the medical drama averaged 16.7m viewers making it the second highest rated scriped series on TV.