But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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So what did production company WBTV end up having to shell out to the stars of CBS' biggest comedy hit?
Well according to insiders, Big Bang's big three Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons have entered into Friends territory.
That's almost triple their previous salaries of $350,000 an ep. But that's not all!
The three names synonymous with the show have also grabbed a bit of the backend profits of the megahit. Seeing as how they signed their contracts for THREE MORE SEASONS that could be a lot more cash to come!
All in all, the deal is estimated to be worth as much as $100 MILLION dollars each!
The only holdouts in the cast so far are Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who currently are pulling in north of $100,000 per episode.
Something tells us the supporting players won't be compensated QUITE so handsomely as their costars. But it's clear WBTV is ready to share the wealth. And that's good news for the cast AND the fans.
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