The stars of CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' could make $1 million per Episode.
The Big Bang Theory
was recently renewed for three more seasons on CBS production for season eight is set to begin later this month. Currently, the shows stars, managers, and attorneys are currently negotiating for a larger pay check.
The show's stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg,
and Kunal Nayyar
—have yet to negotiate their contracts
, and are holding out for a big raise from the $350,000 per episode they make currently.
Under their previous contract, Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco earned around $350,000 an episode in Season 7, with each owning 0.25 point of the series' lucrative backend. Given the enormous success on Big Bang, a blockbuster network and off-network hit which some estimate could generate up to $3 billion for Warner Bros TV, Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco could go into Friends territory with new salaries in the neighborhood of $1 million per episode, plus a bigger piece of the backend. [via>
Each cast member on NBC's Friends
previously made $1 million per episode during the show's final season. Based upon the show's success the cast has a good chance at making a few million dollars for the next several seasons.
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