Which Stars Make The Most Money?
It’s no secret that The Big Bang Theory is one of the biggest sitcoms on the air right now. With that in mind, it’s also expected that the cast receives some pretty hefty paychecks from week to week.
However, there are two stars that make significantly less than the others. Accoriding to Variety, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar all make around $900,000 to $1 million per episode.
However, Mayim Bialik who plays Amy Farrah Fowler and Melissa Rauch who plays Bernadette both only make $500,000 per episode, which is half of the other four.
Taking A Pay-Cut To Better The Group
The good news is all of this is that the main actors actually decided to drop their rates down from $1 million per episode to $900,000 per episode so Bialik and Rauch could raise their rates from $200,000 to $500,000 per show.
None of these rates are bad, of course, but it’s good to know that the cast is working as a team to help one another out. So many shows have divas on set that it’s amazing to hear about main stars taking a pay cut to improve the group.
The last negotiations for the series were back in 2014.
Big Bang Returns This September
Digital Spy writes:
“Elsewhere, Cuoco, who plays Penny on the long-running sitcom, recently posted a snap to Instagram of herself with co-stars Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh) and Simon Helberg (Howard) on set with their scripts for the first episode of season 11. Exciting!”
“And as well as that new season, The Big Bang Theory will be premiering the prequel Young Sheldon later this year, which will explore the fan favourite character’s childhood.”
“The Big Bang Theory season 11 and Young Sheldon will air back-to-back on Thursdays at 8pm ET and 8.30pm ET beginning on November 2 on CBS.”
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