Uh oh! Looks like we've got some drama!
Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki, are set to drop a Big Bang on Warner Bros. The stars are planning to demand a higher salary for each episode of the eighth season of the No. 1 rated CBS comedy.
Currently, the trio each earn about $350,000 per episode PLUS a percentage of profits from the syndication of the show; a perk they obtained during their last negotiations.
That's not enough for all the laughs they provide, however, since they're going to ask for half a million PER EPISODE.
“They know the critical position Big Bang holds on CBS’ prime-time schedule and the only thing preventing them getting what they want would be a spectacular ratings demise this season. That isn’t about to happen anytime soon.”
This isn't the first time stars have banded together for a pay-raise. Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and Courteney Cox secured a $1 million per episode salary for their last season of Friends back in 2002.
With Big Bang Theory being nominated for eight Emmys, having 18.6 million viewers at the end of its sixth season, and earning a 6.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which gained the show the No.1 comedy title, we TOTALLY see this working out for the three.
Half a million per episode could buy a whole lot of coffee for Kaley and her hot new boyfriend Ryan Sweeting!
Let's hope they get what they want or how else would we satisfy our weekly geek fix?!?!
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