The stars of The Big Bang Theory are reportedly looking for some big raises.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch recently signed new deals with Warner Bros.
The two stars were making about $25,000 per episode. The new deal see them make about $60,000 per episode this season and will increase each year until they are making $100,000 at the end of their contracts,
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco are still negotiating with the studio. The three CBS stars negotiated new contracts together in 2010 and they are expected to use the same strategy this time around.
Emmy-winner Parsons, as well as Galecki and Cuoco, reportedly make about $325,000 per episode. Details on the negotiations aren’t known but some sources report that the trio will be asking for as much as $1 million an episode.
That type of money isn’t unheard of for a single star (Charlie Sheen made more than $1 million per episode while he was on Anger Management) but $1 million for an ensemble cast doesn’t happen that often. Of course, it does happen. The cast of Friends reportedly made $1 million per episode during the show’s final season.
Will the cast of the Big Bang Theory be next?
The Big Bang Theory is up for multiple awards this Sunday at the Emmy Awards, including Best Comedy and Best actor for Jim Parsons. The show will start it’s seventh season next week.
Do you think the cast of The Big Bang Theory deserves big raises?