CBS' The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweetings have each signed new three-year deals with Warner Bros. TV that will have their salaries leaping from $350,000 to about $1 million per half-hour episode. In addition, according to a Deadline exclusive, the three will get other perks including "larger pieces of the show, signing bonuses, production deals and advances towards the back-end."
Production work for the show's 8th season is being delayed by negotiations between producer Warner Bros. TV and the agents of the show's actors. Representatives of The Big Bang Theory co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still in talks with the studio bosses although but they are expected to strike new deals very soon as well. The two are reportedly aiming to raise their current $100,000 per episode salary to something closer to what the other three original cast members now make.
Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch just received their raises back in September and are already on board for work on Season 8.
The Big Bang Theory creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre is confident that matters will be resolved soon. As he told The Hollywood Reporter, "There are people at Warner Brothers Television and people representing the actors who have done this before .This will work itself out. I think it's great; I want them all to be crazy wealthy because nobody deserves it more than this cast. It'll work out."
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