Guess How Big of a Raise the Stars of “The Big Bang Theory” Just Gotpay day
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco Sweeting will reportedly make $1 million per episode as the show enters Season 8.
Starring on “The Big Bang Theory” just got a lot more lucrative for Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), and WhoSayer Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (Penny), all of whom reportedly just got impressive pay raises.
While neither the actors nor representatives for the CBS sitcom have confirmed the details of the deal, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actors will most likely be paid $1 million per episode over the next three seasons. Previously, they each earned $325,000 per episode.
It’s great to hear that a deal has been hammered out. The three actors were supposed to report back to work last week, but they refused to return to the set until they got more money, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now that things have been settled, the show will most likely go back into production this Wednesday.
A lot of fans would agree that Jim, Johnny, and Kaley deserve the cash. “The Big Bang Theory” is ranked the number one comedy on television when it comes to total viewers, and last season the show averaged more than 20 million viewers per week.
"The Big Bang Theory’s" Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) are actually still in negotiations for pay raises and are expected to reach a new deal this week. Meanwhile, Mayim Bialik (Amy) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) already signed new contracts and got their raises.