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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Takes Pay Cut to Give Raises to Co-Stars Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Takes Pay Cut to Give Raises to Co-Stars Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch

The cast of The Big Bang Theory clearly has each other’s backs.

The CBS show’s five originals stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – are reportedly taking a big pay cut to allow co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to get raises.

According to Variety, they agreed to take a $100,000 cut in their $1 million-an-episode salaries for the upcoming 11th and 12th seasons in order to free up $500,000 for Melissa and Mayim.

The extra $250,000 each will bring the ladies’ salaries up to the 450,000-an-episode range.

Big Bang is reportedly really close to closing a two-year renewal deal with CBS.

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  • Cap canuck

    I like what they did .nice job guys.

  • HG

    Does anyone else think that 1 million per episode is a little…hefty??? I mean I’ve watched a couple of episodes and I think it’s pretty funny, but really?!

  • Cap canuck

    It is the high watch tv show ,they get the money because of what the ratings are.We all know that one million/episode is too much for the product they give but that is the business.

  • la petite bonnieux

    Shown has over stayed its welcome. And need to end , asap

  • Cap canuck

    True but what is there to replace it .Network tv is dead so CBS has no choice.

  • Nostalgia

    I love Mayim Bialik, she’s hilarious.

  • HG

    True!

  • David Welsman

    you do realise you don’t have to watch it. ASAP? it must end as soon as possible – change the fricken channel

  • Gina

    How honorable.

  • Gina

    Love her. She’ll always be Blossom to me.