The Big Bang Theory main cast was holding out for contract negotiations, looking for a huge raise, and more back end… and they got it.
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will each earn roughly 1 million dollars an episode, putting them in Friends territory. They were originally earning 350K an episode.
Co-Stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still in talks, but are expected to get a huge bump… though nowhere near the 1 million range.
Until Helberg and Nayyar resign, production on the upcoming season can’t resume.