“Big Bang Theory” Cast To Get Big Raises
It looks as if the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" may be ready to get back to work. Deadline.com says Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have agreed to new three-year contracts with Warner Bros. TV - and huge raises.
While the dollar amounts have not been disclosed, Deadline says the trio's new salary triples the $350,000 per episode the cast was making at the end of "Big Bang's" last season. That would put them in the territory of the one-million-dollar per episode salary the cast of NBC's "Friends" was rumored to be making before the show ended its run ten years ago.
Ongoing contract negotiations forced a delay in the production of "The Big Bang Theory's" eighth season last week. Deadline says production is now expected to resume August 6th.