Hugh Laurie by Timothy White/Fox
is getting a huge raise: The star of
is set to become one of the highest paid actors on network TV.
Laurie, who has played the Vicodin-popping curmudgeon Dr. Gregory House for four seasons, has signed a new deal that will pay him around $400,000 an episode, confirms
The Hollywood Reporter
. The Brit's deal also includes another year on the show (going through the year 2011), and a producing credit.
is currently Fox's highest rated drama, and Laurie's pitch-perfect snarky performance has earned him two Golden Globes and three Emmy nominations, including one this year. He joins the ranks of such sky-high earners as
(who earns close to $500,000 per episode) of
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