Big Bang Theory Cast Wants More Money
Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki team up to ask for MASSIVE raises.
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Can you believe that Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) will ONLY make $350,000 per episode of the Big Bang Theory this season? That’s it?!
Of course, I’m being sarcastic. They’re not. The three main stars of the hit TV show are banding together to ask for a massive pay raise, believed to be in the $500,000 per person, per episode range. There are rumors that if they don’t get what they’re asking for, they would not return for an eighth season of the show.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. Back in 2002, the six stars of the uber-popular “Friends” banded together and demanded a cool MILLION DOLLARS PER EPISODE for their final season! The crazy part? They got it.
“Big Bang” has been nominated for eight Emmy awards. It finished last season with 18.6 million viewers. So what do you think? If you’re running CBS, do you give Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco the money they’re asking for?
Season 7 of The Big Bang Theory begins September 26th, at 7:00, on CBS.