Big Deals for ‘Big Bang’ Stars

by | September 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM | The Big Bang Theory, TV News

'The Big Bang Theory' (Photo: CBS)

'The Big Bang Theory' (Photo: CBS)

The stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ are getting a big bump in salary, according to Deadline.com.

Geek wish granted: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, who had been lobbying all summer for a raise, will now earn $200,000 an episode for the upcoming fourth season–way up from their previous paychecks of $60,000.

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And because nerds are good at math (or because they have good agents), the actors will also get incremental increases over the next three years. Their salaries will go up $50,000 a season: $250,000 for Season 5; $300,000 for Season 6; and $350,000 for Season 7.

Giving the stars of the hit CBS sitcom a raise probably wasn’t a hard sell, but the decision to move their show out of the cushy Monday night comedy block sure is a gamble … so fans of the ‘Bang’ gang should make sure to follow them over to Thursday nights.

A new season of ‘Big Bang Theory’ begins on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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