It makes sense then that the stars would want to negotiate new contracts to ensure they are paid what they deserve.
According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett led the discussions about a salary increase ahead of 9-1-1 Season 5.
The star, who also serves as an executive producer on the show, is now reportedly making over $450,000 per episode.
The rate is among the top salaries of network television stars.
In recent years, we've seen astronomical salaries for streaming series, such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, each netting $1 million per episode of The Morning Show and Kerry Washington securing $1.1 million per episode of Little Fires Everywhere.
But broadcast TV ratings are slipping, so it's becoming more difficult by the year to be on the same level as streaming.
As for Bassett's co-stars, they are also getting increases.
Peter Krause is set to make around $300,000 per episode,