Our long national nightmare is over: the cast of The Big Bang Theory is ready to get back to work. And they’ll be doing with a lot more cash in their pockets.
EW is reporting that the cast has agreed to resume production, with Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco agreeing to three year deals with Warner Brothers. Deadline had previously reported that the stars were slated to receive a raise from the paltry sum of $325,000 per episode to just around $1 million, and those figures have been confirmed to be correct.
The show—the highest rated comedy currently on television—was recently renewed for three more seasons, so the length of the deals makes sense. It’s money very similar to the Friends ensemble, who received similar a amount during the height of the show’s popularity.
If The Big Bang Theory cast gets a million each, then we say the ladies of Orange Is the New Black should be getting $5 million, easily.