BIG BANG's Jim Parsons & More Settle on 'Megabucks' Deals to Continue Through 2017
According to the report, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have committed to stay with the series through the 2016-17 season and have nearly tripled their salaries to a whopping $1 million per episode under the three-season agreement.
In addition, the actor will receive a full backend point in the show, marking an increase from the fractional point they received in their previous contracts. A rep for Warner Bros. TV has declined to comment on the report.
Still undecided is the fates of co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who are still negotiating their own contracts to continue with the show. Variety reports that they are unlikely to reach the seven-figure salary per episode as their co-workers.
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About the show:
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists - geniuses in the laboratory, but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor, Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard believes he's found true love with Penny. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a "Relationship Agreement" with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon continue to enjoy frequent trips to the comic book store and fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz and Wolowitz's adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette.
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