‘Big Bang’ stars get astronomical raises

The universe is expanding. But not as fast as the bank accounts of Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons, the three leads on CBS’s hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

The start of shooting for season 8 had been delayed this week as the three held out for raises. Over the weekend, Warner Bros. TV studio came through. You may want to sit down for this one. The three actors will each get $1 million an episode over the next three years. (That’s up from the paltry $300,000 per episode they had been working for.)

And get this: They also get signing bonuses. Man, I need to hire their agents. Signing bonuses!

With other considerations thrown in, Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco are expected to make more than $90 million over the course of this extension. Each of them.

This is truly the revenge of the nerds.




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