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Forbes Releases Highest Paid TV Actress List

Sophia Vergara maintained her place as television's highest-paid actress for the fifth consecutive year

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    (L-R) Kaley Cuoco, Mindy Kaling, Sophia Vergara.

    It pays big to be on the small screen. At least it does if you're on the Forbes highest paid actress list, revealed Wednesday.

    There was no movement atop the list as "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara maintained her place at television's highest-paid actress for the fifth consecutive year. She earned $43 million in the 12 months preceding June 2016, which according to the magazine is also more than any male actor earned.

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    The magazine cites not only Vergara's substantial paycheck from the hit ABC show, but also her slew of endorsement deals.

    Coming in second on the list is "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco, who earns $24.5 million. She's followed by "The Mindy Project" star Mindy Kaling, who earned $15 million over the same time period.