The world came to a standstill when another “Big Bang” interrupted the final contract agreements for our likable group of geeks. Stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reached a happy ending after lengthy negotiations to renew their contracts for the upcoming and future seasons. Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) have finally accepted the hefty pay raise that will see them coin almost three times more than their current earnings. Taking home no less than $350,000 per episode previously, has now skyrocketed to $1 million per episode! Each star will end up earning close to $90 million by the time their contracts (and presumably the series) end in 2017. To top it off, the deals also includes a bigger cut of the show’s syndication earnings on TBS.
Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski), also signed new deals with substantial salary increases, while Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg are still busy with negotiations. * Update: TV Line reports that their deals are “expected to close” by today or tomorrow.
“The Big Bang Theory” fans can take a couple deep breaths with production set to continue since the postponement of the contract disputes has now officially come to an end. The CBS sitcom should continue filming new episodes by tomorrow Wednesday, August 6. The new season will premiere Monday, September 22 at 8 P.M. with an hour-long episode.