Ashton Kutcher, Bryan Cranston, Jon Cryer, Jim Parsons, Patrick Dempsey

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Ashton Kutcher is rolling in dough. The Two and a Half Men star tops Forbes' list of highest-earning TV male TV actors. But will it be for the last time?

Kutcher, who topped the list at $26 million a year, has one last season of Two and a Half Men. The long-running CBS sitcom is wrapping up this season with a storyline that will see Kutcher's character and his costar Jon Cryer's character get married to adopt a baby. Cryer is No. 2 on Forbes' list, earning $19 million.

Kutcher's hefty Men salary, coupled with his endorsement deals with Nikon and Lenovo, put him on top of Forbes' list for the third year in a row. Cryer's been on Men going on 12 years—and won an Emmy for his work on the series—and will be penning a memoir in 2015.

NCIS star Mark Harmon tied with Cryer at $19 million thanks to syndication revenue from the most popular drama in the world. Neil Patrick Harris clocked in at $18 million thanks to the final season of How I Met Your Mother, his Broadway gig and an American Airlines deal. House of Cards star Kevin Spacey made his first appearance on the list at $16 million, tying Grey's Anatomy mainstay Patrick Dempsey.

Last Man Standing star Tim Allen pulled in $15 million in 2014 thanks to his ABC series, continuing work in the Toy Story universe and his additional voiceover work. Simon Baker is on at $13 million for The Mentalist and a luxury brand deal, and The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons came in at $12 million with his co-star Johnny Galecki at $11 million. Now, this will change since the two signed a new deal that will see them bringing in around $1 million an episode for their CBS series. The new Big Bang deal also includes development and syndication bits.

How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel also pulled in $11 million thanks to the last season of the show and his movie deals. Mad Men's Jon Hamm debuted on the list with $10 million in earnings thanks to the AMC drama and his movie career. Hamm tied with Charlie Sheen, who is still pulling in big bucks for Two and a Half Men syndication and Anger Management. HIMYM star Josh Radnor also earned $10 million. Meanwhile, Heisenberg himself (Bryan Cranston) made his Forbes list debut with $8 million in earnings thanks to the final season of Breaking Bad, his Tony-winning role in All the Way, his movie career and memoir advance.

Expect big changes to the list come 2015 when The Big Bang Theory stars will likely reign supreme.

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