Kutcher tops list of highest paid TV actors

Romano, Baldwin also on annual Forbes report

Ashton Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men,” has also taken his spot atop Forbes’ list of highest paid TV actors.

The magazine estimated that Kutcher earned $24 million for the 12 months ending in May 2012. Sheen had the top spot last year with $40 million but didn’t make the cut this year.

Sheen’s “Anger Management” deal was sweet, however, so that could change.

Steve Carell, formerly No. 3, is also MIA after ending his run on “The Office.”

Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano are tied for second at $18 million each. “House” ended its eight-year run in May. Romano’s “Men of a Certain Age” was canceled by TNT but coin keeps rolling in from “Everybody Loves Raymond” reruns and “Ice Age” pics.

Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) and Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) tied at $15 million.

Forbes said the numbers reflect estimated earnings from May to May without deducting agent or manager fees.

Rounding out the list: Tim Allen with $14 million; Jon Cryer, $13 million; Patrick Dempsey, $12 million; and Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Jason Segel with $8 million.

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