Profit From Reruns: Nothing
“The Crown” is based on “The Audience”, a play about members of the English Royal family from the 1940s. It begins with young (pre-coronation) Queen Elizabeth and continued to show the stresses and crises that plagued the late queen as she aged.
Claire Foy plays the young Queen Elizabeth II, and as the show isn’t over yet, residuals aren’t in the cards just yet. In addition, since “The Crown” is a Netflix production, reruns aren’t going to happen. So far, Claire Foy hasn’t earned any residuals, despite how popular the show is proving to be to audiences.
Shay Mitchell: Pretty Little Liars
Profit From Reruns: Nothing
After seven seasons, "Pretty Little Liars" fans had to find a new favorite show to binge. As an anonymous person threatens to expose the misdeeds of a group of high school girls, this show was part drama, part mystery, and all fun.
Shay Mitchell was one of the leads in the show, and despite having a big fanbase, her contract doesn't entitle her to any residuals from the show. But don't fret, Mitchell has been making waves in Hollywood after starring in movies such as "The Possession of Hannah Grace", "Dreamland", and "Mother's Day".
Ray Romano: Everybody Loves Raymond
Profit From Reruns: $18 Million a Year
The CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" showed us how ridiculous home life can get if your overbearing parents live right next door. Though younger readers might remember the lead actor as the leading voice from the "Ice Age" movies, Ray Romano set the standard for dom-coms until the show ended in 2005.
Romano has won an Emmy because of the show, and he continues to top Forbes's richest celebrity list. His royalty checks are immense – his name's in the title, for Pete's sake – and he gets something like approximately eighteen million dollars a year.
Lucille Ball: I Love Lucy
Profit From Reruns: $17 Million a Year
If you want to know the history of reruns – and actors and actresses earning money from them – then we have to go back to the fifties. Lucille Ball and her real-life husband Desi Arnaz starred in the legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy".
They not only pioneered the sitcom but even after their deaths they've been earning big. With only six seasons to draw from, their estates still earn around seventeen million dollars per year. They earned even more until 2018, since they, not any network, held the rights to their shows. In 2018, “Desilu” sold their company, which included "Star Trek", to CBS.
David Hyde Pierce: Frasier
Profit From Reruns: $40 Million So Far
Playing Frasier's brother Niles, many people thought that Pierce was Grammer's actual brother, but the similarity is just coincidental. When David Hyde Pierce appeared on the "Katie Couric Show", he praised the entire talented cast, as well as the writing. It was seen as one of the smartest shows on television (and still could be, if we're being honest).
Pierce has earned around forty million dollars total since the show went off the air, and won four Emmys for his supporting role. He also voiced Cecil Terwilliger, the brother of Kelsey Grammer's character Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons" for a little bit of fun stunt casting.