"This Is Us" has become one of the hottest shows on television, and fans are loving every single episode of the family drama. Not only are the storylines heating up, but the ratings are surging as well. Now, the cast wants a bigger piece of the pie when it comes to their paychecks. The show's core cast is reportedly demanding huge raises on the heels of the success of Season 2, and all of the ratings that it's earned thus far.

The cast is looking for more money

According to Radar Online, "This Is Us" is on the cusp of becoming a television show that is reaching the levels of shows such as "Modern Family" and "Friends," and the cast is falling right in line by asking for more money.

The series drew in 12 million viewers for the debut, cast members, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, and Chrissy Metz, could be looking a big pay increases following the show's continued success.

Three cast members are earning way more than the others

According to the report, although the series is an ensemble cast, the actors and actresses do not make equal money. Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, who play the Jack and Rebecca Pearson on "This Is Us," are said to be making about $80K for each episode, while Sterling K.

Brown, who portrays the fan favorite character of Randall Pearson on the series makes a little less at $75K per episode.

Hartley and Metz earn only half as much as their co-stars

However, some "This Is Us" fans were shocked to learn that Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, who play Randall's twin siblings, Kevin and Kate Pearson, are making only half of what the other cast members are pulling in at about $40K per episode.

Stars of shows like "Friends" and "Modern Family" all banded together at the height of their shows' fame and earned major pay increases, with insiders claiming the actors earned nearly $1 million per episode, and it seems that the cast of NBC's "This Is Us" may follow the same formula. Although the series has only been on for less than two seasons, the show has become and instant hit with huge viewers, major social media buzz, and lots of memorable television moments.

Will the actors band together to earn a pay increase?

Recently, "This Is Us" wowed fans with another twist ending to an episode, revealing that one of the main characters has been hiding a big secret. The twist ending has become common on the show, and is just one of many reasons that viewers have responded so well to the emotional drama series. It will remain to be seen if the cast can earn their big pay raise from the network as the season rolls on.

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