Angela Bassett has officially raised the bar with her new broadcast TV deal. After successfully negotiating a pay raise for her role in the drama series “9-1-1,” the iconic Angela Bassett made history as the highest-paid actress in television history. According to Deadline, Bassett will be taking home a whopping $450,000 an episode.“That is believed to be among the top salaries on network television for any actor — male or female — and could be the highest ever for an actress of color on a broadcast drama series,” reported Deadline.In addition to leading the show’s cast, Bassett also executively produces episodes for the series and its spinoff “9-1-1: Lone Star.”Executives of “9-1-1” announced its renewal for season 5, which is set to premiere this fall. With the expectation of more season renewals, Bassett could see herself rising in the ranks of TV’s highest-paid actresses in no time reported ETonline.Scandal leading lady, Olivia Pope, played by actress Kerry Washington and Viola Davis’ character, Analise Keating, of How To Get Away With Murder are also recognized as high-earning Black women actresses on TV dramas. TVLine reported that with the incredible success of Scandal, Kerry Washington made $250,000 an episode and Viola Davis may have earned close to $450k around the series’ ending.Bassett’s role, Athena Grant continuously draws fans back to the screen for her blunt, dedicated, and accomplished personality. As a Los Angeles Sergeant and mother of two, viewers of the show get to witness how Athena balances major responsibilities.According to Fox, “The series explores the high-pressure experiences of first responders — including police officers, firefighters and dispatchers — who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The show draws from real-life, high-pressure experiences of first responders who regularly face heart-stopping situations that are often unpredictable, intense and uplifting at the same time.”Season 5 is scheduled to premiere on September 20th on Fox.