Kaley Cuoco and Her 'Big Bang Theory' Co-Stars Want a Huge Pay Raise (Report)

Pin It
Pin It
The Big Bang Theory stars want even bigger bucks!

The show's original five stars : Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar reportedly want $1 million PER episode.

According to Deadline.com, production for the upcoming eighth season is set to begin in just a few days, but the "original five" are still without contracts as they're all currently trying to renegotiate. At this point, only Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are currently under contract.

The site reports that the original five were making around $350,000 per episode in season seven, so the $1 million per episode payday would be a HUGE increase for all of them. It would also put them in the same category as the Friends and Mad About You stars, who were making that much during the peak of their show's popularity.

Still, it wouldn't be the biggest per episode salary we've ever seen. Tim Allen was making $1.25 million on the final season of Home Improvement and Ray Romano was reportedly making the same on his show, Everybody Loves Raymond.

Also, let's not forget the staggering $1.8 million per episode that Charlie Sheen was making on Two and a Half Men back in 2010, which made him the highest paid actor in television at the time.

Knowing what some other stars have made, do you think it's unreasonable that the Big Bang Theory stars want that much per episode or do you think they deserve it?
'The Big Bang Theory' Cast Still Without Contracts
Want More? Like us on Facebook
Gallery | July Celeb Sightings


Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms