Sometimes, good things do come to those who wait. After we learned that The Big Bang Theory was shutting down production on its upcoming season because the cast was holding out for more money, it seems like they got what they asked for, which is big, big bucks.
Deadline reports that Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, the show’s three biggest stars, have officially each signed a three year contract, which means the show will be going on for at least season 8, 9 and ten. This leaves the door open for a potential eleventh season as well.
So, just how much are they getting? The cast is rumored to be banking about $1 million per episode for the next three years, which evens out to about 72 episodes total. You do that math. It’s easy math! You can do it.
These new contracts, which have more than tripled the three stars’ salaries per episode, also leave room for them to produce on the side and get involved in feature films and/or theater if they so desire.
Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik signed their contracts already (without putting up a fight), and remaining two cast members Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are supposed to do so this week before season eight’s first episode table read, scheduled for Wednesday. Stay tuned!
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