'Big Bang Theory' Stars Reach Deal With WBTV, Agree To Three-Year Contracts
The three main stars of CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory have finally closed on their new deals with Warner Bros. Television.
Big Bang Theory Stars Get Raise
Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki have agreed to new three-year contracts, which reportedly stipulate that they’ll make roughly $1 million per episode, according to Deadline. The three actors will earn $1 million dollars for each of the 72 episodes that will air during seasons 8-10. It’s possible Big Bang Theory will get renewed for a 10th season, leaving room open for future negotiations.
In addition to getting the per-episode increase, Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki will also have a larger stake in the show – quadrupling their ownership – production deals and signing bonuses. Parsons' production deal includes TV, features and also possibly theater.
Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have yet to sign new deals with WBTV.
Mayim Bailik and Melissa Rauch inked new deals with the production company last year, doubling their per-episode pay to roughly $60,000.
Production for Big Bang Theory’s eighth season was scheduled to commence July 30, but the ongoing negotiations put it on pause. Now, production is slated to begin on Aug. 6.
The Big Bang Theory’s season 8 premiere will be a one-hour special and air Monday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c. In October, The Big Bang Theory’s eighth season will continue on Thursdays in its later timeslot.