20 Everybody Loves Raymond Facts That Ray Romano Wouldn’t Want To Be Revealed

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15. There was nearly a spin-off show about Robert

Believe it or not, the other Barone brother nearly got his own show. Everybody Loves Raymond showrunner Philip Rosenthal pitched an idea to CBS about Robert, played by Brad Garrett, moving to Pennsylvania and becoming a gym teacher. CBS, however, didn’t put up a good enough offer for the show to actually go ahead.

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14. The show made Ray Romano the highest-paid actor on TV

In May 2003 Ray Romano signed a deal with the Everybody Loves Raymond producers that netted him a cool $50 million – roughly $1.7 million per episode – for the show’s eighth season. That was more – although admittedly not much more – than anybody on the equally popular Frasier or Friends was getting.

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