Ashton Kutcher tops Forbes' list of highest paid TV actors for the third year in a row.

Yes, anything is possible in America.

The 36-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star earned an estimated $26 million this year between June 2013 to June 2014, according to the magazine. Though the show's ratings have sagged since Charlie Sheen's departure, it still averaged 11 million viewers an episode over the past year.

Kutcher's castmate Jon Cryer finished in a tie for second with "NCIS" actor Mark Harmon at $19 million, partially thanks to a big advance on a memoir he's writing, which is due out in 2015.

Actor Ashton Kutcher poses for photographers at the premiere of "Open Season" in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 25, 2006 file photo.
Actor Ashton Kutcher poses for photographers at the premiere of "Open Season" in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 25, 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Neil Patrick Harris pulled in $18 million, thanks to the final season of "How I Met Your Mother" and his success with the Broadway show in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Harris also signed an endorsement deal with American Airlines and has a book coming out later this year.

So ... people actually get paid for writing things?

Kevin Spacey debuted at No. 5 on the list, tied with Patrick Dempsey with $16 million. The "House of Cards" star's income was aided by a lucrative contract with Netflix, an E-Trade endorsement deal, and a role in "Horrible Bosses 2." Dempsey not only starred in "Grey's Anatomy," but signed endorsement deals with Porsche, Simmons Beautyrest and Austrian eyewear brand Silhouette. Dempsey also starred in and produced on Le Mans, the endurance sports car race.


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Next up was Tim Allen, who benefitted from his show "Last Man Standing" and doing stand-up in Las Vegas. He also did voice work, including a "Toy Story That Time Forgot" special on ABC.

"The Mentalist" actor Simon Baker finished eighth with $13 million. Next were Jim Parsons, the "The Big Bang Theory" actor who made $12 million, and Jon Hamm, the "Mad Men" star who pulled in $10 million.

Forbes makes its list by estimating income from entertainment-related endeavors, based on conversations with managers, producers, lawyers and industry insiders.

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