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tv Updated: Dec 31, 2010 02:01 IST

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Actor Simon Baker will earn $430,000 for each episode of

The Mentalist

according to a new deal, making him the highest paid actor in a US TV drama. The Australian star will eclipse Hugh Laurie of the


and Laurence Fishburne in


as the top paid actors in a drama series.

The 41-year-old had been receiving $280,000 for each episode of the hit crime series in which he plays a psychic with unusual powers of observation, reported


magazine online.

Hollywood insiders said the new deal guarantees Baker will stay with the show for another three seasons. As part of the new pay package with Warner Bros, he will also get a producer credit on the show.