Bazinga! Big Bang Theory Stars To Take Pay Cuts
CBS is negotiating with the cast of The Big Bang Theory to return for two more seasons, which would be the show’s 11th and 12th. Everyone seems to want to make it happen to the point where the 5 main cast members have agreed to take a pay cut so that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch can get a raise.
The original stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg are all each making $1 million per episode. Mayim and Melissa are making $200,000 an episode.
The original five each agreed to take $100,000 per episode less to free up $500,000 for Mayim and Melissa. If they split that evenly, they’ll be bumped up to $425,000 each, while the original cast will still be making $900,000 an episode. A 2 year, 48 episode renewal will give each original cast member $43 million while Mayim and Melissa will make about $20 million.