TV Guide Magazine’s annual survey of star salaries is out and you might be surprised who tops the lists of highest paid talent in the categories of Drama, Comedy, Late Night, News, Reality and Daytime. Pictured: Actor Mark Harmon arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
NEW YORK (AP) _ There’s no end in sight for CBS’ long-running mega-hit “NCIS.” The network says it has renewed the series for two more seasons, and that series star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new two-year deal of his own.
The action-crime series, now in its 13th season, remains the most popular drama on TV. This season it is averaging more than 20 million viewers each week.
“NCIS” premiered in 2003. During the 2009-2010 season, it clinched its status as TV’s top-rated scripted drama series.
Meanwhile, it has spawned two spin-offs, set in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Along with Harmon, stars include Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum.