Big Bang Theory Stars Get 333% Raises

BigBangTheoryRaise225.jpgIf your name is Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, or Jim Parsons... congratulations! Today, Warner Bros. TV awarded you exceptionally large bonuses for your work on the Big Bang Theory that will ensure you are each millionaires ten times over by the time the seventh season ends. And if your name is not Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, or Jim Parsons, these salary details will probably depress you. Consider yourself warned!

Here are the details from Movieline's sister site Deadline:

After almost 3 months of negotiations with series producer Warner Bros TV, Big Bang leads Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, and Jim Parsons have agreed to a major salary hike that would bring the trio's salaries to $200,000 an episode for the upcoming fourth season, up from about $60,000 last season. The salaries will rise to $250,000 in Season 5, then $300,000 in Season 6 and 350,000 in Season 7. Additionally, they will each receive .25 point of the series' lucrative backend and will be paid $1+ million as an advance against it now and another $1 million in Season 7. That effectively adds another $50,000 to their per-episode paycheck over the life of the deal.

Still not Charlie Sheen-level bank, but you're getting there. Good work, gang.

· Big Payday For The Big Bang Theory Stars


  • Wellie says:

    What about the other two dudes?

  • stolidog says:

    someone help me out.
    I've never seen a single episode of this show (although i've been a big fan of mr. Galecki's since he was darlene's girlfriend/boyfriend and I was sad I missed him ripped and naked on stage, anyway.....)
    what channel is it on and what time is it on??
    Lock me up in the loser cabinet.

  • Dimo says:

    Yep, you're right...I'm depressed.

  • Quirky- says:

    I'm more depressed to find out there's actually going to be seven seasons, if anything.

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    CBS, and I think it's leading up Thursdays in the season.

  • Strepsi says:

    Like "How I Met your Mother" it is incredibly unevenly written, but when it hits the mark it's one of the funniest shows on TV. Also, the Barenaked Ladies' theme song is the best TV theme song since Fresh Prince of Bel Air...
    The sad thing about this story is that three people got raises, but it only has a CAST of FIVE.
    Hey, Agents for the stealth comedy weapons of the show Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar -- WTF?!!!