"Scrubs" star Zach Braff just cut a sweet one-year deal by which the actor will receive about $350,000 per episode — think about that for a minute — for 2007-2008, provided NBC renews "Scrubs" for its seventh season.
This new salary would put Braff in the ranks with Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men" as one of TV's highest-paid male actors right now. Actually, make that highest-paid actors, period, since the highest-paid female actor is Mariska Hargitay of "Law and Order," pulling in approximately $330,000 per episode. (That's nothing, of course, compared to what the "Friends" were raking in.)
Here's hoping the new massive paychecks will be an incentive to Braff and the "Scrubs" team to do better work than the crappy cop-out episode they stooped to last week.