‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Get Huge Raises
Well, we’ve been following all the drama with the contract negotiations for the cast of the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, and now it seems they have finally reached a deal. After delaying production while finalizing contract deals, the stars of the #1 comedy have walked away with a major pay raise going into season 8 of the show.
According to Entertainment Weekly, stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar will be bumped up to nearly $1 million each per episode, a big raise from their current earnings at $335,000 per episode. In addition, they’ll receive a bigger cut of syndication earnings on TBS, notes EW.
This paycheck is similar to the record-setting deal the cast of Friends made in its final seasons. CBS has renewed Big Bang for three more seasons, with season 8 set to premiere Sept. 22.
Hear more on the story in the full Entertainment Report below: