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‘Big Bang Theory’ Negotiations Delay New Season Production

‘Big Bang Theory’ Negotiations Delay New Season Production

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Stars of The Big Bang Theory have yet to sign new contracts, despite the show’s eighth season set to start production on July 30.

The show is TV’s most-watched and highest-rated comedy and was renewed for three seasons this spring, but the deal was contingent on the in-limbo cast members re-signing. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco reportedly negotiate as a trio and looking to increase their per-episode salary from $300,000 (plus a quarter-of-a-point on the back end) to possibly $1 million an episode. The actors and Warner Bros. TV are said to be far apart, with two weeks until production.

Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are currently paid $125,000 and $75,000 per episode, respectively, and are also seeking considerable raises. Later-season cast additions Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are on different contract cycles and already have deals for the coming season.

Even if the July 30 deadline is missed, a post-Labor Day production start would still afford the show enough time to deliver its hour-long season opener on Monday, September 22.

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