Eva Longoria, Tina Fey Highest Paid Women on TV

September 29, 2011 By:
Eva Longoria, Tina Fey Highest Paid Women on TV

Desperate Housewives might be on its way out, but Eva Longoria is nowhere close to filing for unemployment. Along with 30 Rock star Tina Fey, the actress is the highest paid woman on TV.

Both Eva and Tina raked in $13 million between May 2010 and 2011. That's $3 million more than the third runner up, Marcia Cross. This is all according to Forbes magazine. Gotta love how Forbes lets us know how much we're paying our celebs.

So yes, another Desparate Housewives star was next on the list. Marcia Cross made $10 million, along with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay and CSI's Marg Helgenberger, who all made $10 million each. People love their crime shows.

'Desperate Housewives' stars Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman both made the list, too. The lovely ladies made $9 million from their roles, while 'Cougar Town's Courteney Cox and 'Grey's Anatomy' actress Ellen Pompeo each raked in $7 million dollars.

The most surprising part of this story is that Cougar Town is still on the air.

The Good Wife star Julianna Marguiles came in tenth, earning only $6 million from the show. How embarrassing. Marguiles recently won the Best Actress Emmy for her role as politician's wife Alicia Floret in the series.

Desparate Housewives seemed to take over this list. This is despite the fact that the show is going to come to an end after next season. Longoria says that everyone on set has been "emotional" over the fact that the longtime series is coming to an end.

When Eva was asked how she'd feel when it's all over, Eva said:

"I can't - you're going to make me cry already. I can't even think about it. I mean, every episode that we're shooting now is a little sad, because we're like, 'Oh, another scene of all of us in the woods, another scene of all of us playing poker.' It's all emotional - every episode is emotional for all of us."

Tina Fey's 30 Rock recently went into syndication, so that means an even bigger payday for her. The show had it's 100 episode back in April. Baldwin celebrated the syndication by Tweeting:

"30 Rock in syndication begins today. Nationwide!"

While Alec didn't make it to the 2011 Emmy Awards, Tina Fey showed up, even though it was just weeks after giving birth.

"I truly almost didn’t pull it together," Fey said. "I can't believe I did!"