The three stars of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” have reportedly secured colossal pay raises for the next three seasons.
According to Deadline, leads Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco will each make approximately $1 million per episode through the end of season ten. They are also due to receive significant money in the form of signing bonuses, production deals, back-end advances and increased equity.
Deadline says that the trio will each claim more than 1% equity in the show, which will prove extremely lucrative given the show’s heat in syndication. In all, sources say this particular three-season deal could be worth $90-100 million for each actor.
Since co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik already agreed to updated contract terms last fall, Warner Brothers TV’s focus now shifts to reaching new deals with Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. They were making $100,000 per episode prior to this upcoming season (compared to $350,000 for the three leads) and will surely be looking for considerable raises.