TV Show: Cheers
Finale Episode Airdate: May 20, 1993
Show Residuals: Up to $5 million a year*
Yes, that’s right Ted Danson still gets paid $5,000,000 a year on Beacon Hill Cheers re-runs.
After Cheers aired, some interesting details came out about the show. For example, the show’s location, the Bull & Finch Pub, was chosen out of the phone book. The producers asked Tom Kershaw, the owner of the Beacon Hill bar, to shoot exterior footage. Kershaw agreed–for a price of just $1!