'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Get Back To Work After Negotiating Big Pay Hikes
The (now very wealthy) cast of "The Big Bang Theory" has returned to work after settling their contract negotiations.
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will make around $1 million per episode for the next three years, according to the Associated Press. They reportedly made $300,000 per episode prior to signing new contracts. Actors Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar also renewed their contracts.
Warner Bros. Television confirmed on Tuesday that they had come to a financial agreement with the cast.
Parsons, who plays Sheldon, posted a photo of himself on Instagram holding the first script from the upcoming eight season.
He captioned it: "Wednesday. Day 1, script 1, season 8! #goodmorning..."
Executive producer Bill Prady tweeted on Tuesday, "Well, that's more good news," followed by a picture of the script on Wednesday.
Good morning. pic.twitter.com/k0MDaNFPvh— Bill Prady (@billprady) August 6, 2014
"The Big Bang Theory" averages 20 million viewers a week and is one of the most popular programs on air. The new season kicks off on Sept. 22 on CBS.