This Is Us stars are getting massive pay raises for season 3


The five main stars of This Is Us are getting new salaries for the third season. They’re all the same, but some are bigger raises than others.

The premiere of season three of This Is Us aired Tuesday night, and as fans prepare to share the joys and sorrows with the Pearson family, the stars of the show are preparing to earn even bigger paychecks.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the five main stars of for the series —  Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley — are all having their salary move up to $250,000 for every episode. Season three is going to have 18 episodes so, suffice it to say, they are going to be getting some nice multi-million dollar paychecks.

When the show started, these five did not all have the same salaries. Ventimiglia was a more well-known name at the time and was signed on to get $115,000 per episode while Hartley was only making $75,000. On the low end of the salary scale was Chrissy Metz, who was making $40,000 per episode, but at the time, that might have seemed like a great thing as she is known to have only had 81 cents in her bank account when she booked the role.

It is not known if the salaries of other co-stars Susan Kelechi Watson (who plays Beth) and Chris Sullivan (who plays Toby) will increase or not.

Though, it’s no surprise the stars are getting raises as This Is Us is the top returning series on broadcast television among the 18-49 demographic, a coveted advertising audience. The series has gotten Emmy nominations for Best Drama, and stars Ventimiglia and Brown have both received Best Actor nominations. Metz received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

The performances of this cast have been stellar, and we think they deserve these raises as their acting has definitely played a huge role in the success of this series.

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New episodes of This Is Us air Tuesdays on NBC at 9 p.m. EST.