No surprise here: The Big Bang Theory stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki would have likely made a small fraction of their salaries if it was the '60s. The three currently receive about $900,000 per episode of the CBS sitcom—down from $1 million. They three, who were deemed the current highest-paid TV actors, had reportedly agreed this year to take a pay cut in exchange for stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch to receive raises. In 1961, Dick Van Dyke, then a major TV star, earned about $1,500 per episode—the equivalent of $12,221, if adjusted for inflation, according to Parade. SNL has also boosted the »
Caroline Preece Apr 28, 2017
Sheldon has an ageing crisis in the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory season 10...
This review contains spoilers.
10.22 The Cognition Regeneration
Sheldon’s feeling a bit long in the tooth - he can no longer play online video games as well as teenagers, he doesn’t understand emojis and he finds himself spending time wondering what’s for lunch.
Age has always been a kind of nebulous concept on The Big Bang Theory, with Sheldon often appearing to be significantly younger than his real-life counterpart Jim Parsons, 44, but the rest of the gang existing in a vague 30-40 range. We’re told Penny is younger than Leonard, and that fits with the fact »
One thing we know to be certain in this world: Kaley Cuoco is a very, very intense party planner.
So it should come as no surprise that when she threw an Italian-themed affair over the weekend, she spared no expense. Sporting a $1,595 Dolce & Gabanna pasta-print dress, the Big Bang Theory star sipped on red wine as a costumed man floated in a Venetian-style gondola in her pool.
Cuoco’s stylist pal Brad Goreski posted a photo from the lavish event on Instagram on Monday night that captured the full scene. “Yes there is a gondola in @normancook‘s pool,” he wrote. »
- Shay Spence
Kaley Cuoco has officially joined the Unicorn Frappuccino craze.
The 31-year-old Big Bang Theory actress (and horse lover) shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday showing off her colorful Starbucks drink — which happened to match her script.
“Had to get the »
- Jessica Fecteau
If parody is an art, Doug the Pug is DaVinci.
This Facebook favorite is beloved for his ability to turn out pitch perfect parodies of all our favorite things. His most recent adorable effort is the Big Pug Theory, a fluffy play on the nerd-powered CBS comedy.
What makes this canine re-imagining truly special is the set. Instead of cobbling together his own version of Sheldon and co.’s apartment, Doug was invited down to Warner Brothers Studios to film on the actual Big Bang Theory set and meet the entire cast.
However, it wasn’t Doug who was star struck. »
- Kelli Bender
Penny, meet Puggy. CBS’ hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” received an extra dose of awww-someness recently, when celebrity pooch Doug the Pug visited the set of the show to take on the roles of Penny, Sheldon and the rest of the geeky gang. The resulting parody, “The Big Pug Theory,” injects the sitcom’s opening sequence with an adorable dose of the pug life, as Doug channels Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, et al. Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Pug Reenactment Is the Friday Parody You've Earned (Video) “Thank you to the amazing people at ‘The Big Bang Theory »
- Tim Kenneally
Kaley Cuoco is super supportive of her close-knit gal pals.
Et spoke with the 31-year-old Big Bang Theory star as she supported the launch of her good friend Haylie Duff's new children's collection -- Little Moon Society -- in Los Angeles, where she talked about getting baby fever of her own due to all the adorable clothing.
"Is it weird that I want to wear these clothes? Is that weird?" Cuoco joked to Et's Carly Steel. "In the largest size possible? It does give you a little bit of baby fever! Everyone is so cute, everyone looks so adorable, hard not to."
"... Yeah, I've got dogs," she joked.
Cuoco said that she and Duff, as well as actress Marla Sokoloff, have been friends for over 15 years. Duff's friends certainly came out in full force at her big event, including [link=nm »
Garth Brooks is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit, "We Shall Be Free," with a shout-out to his fans ... by making them the stars in the remake video. The song has a history ... released in 1992, the track was inspired by the L.A. riots. To celebrate its 10th anniversary back in 2002, Garth made a vid starring Whoopi Goldberg, John Travolta, Jay Leno, Michael J. Fox, Sean Connery, A-Rod and more, but only released it last month. »
- TMZ Staff
As reported earlier, CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for two more seasons. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the sitcom's leading cast members took a pay cut during renewal negotiations.The Big Bang Theory is currently in its 10th season. The popular comedy stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik.Read More… »
Variety and PBS SoCal have announced the lineup for the sixth installment of the Emmy award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”
The show will feature one-on-one conversations between this year’s Emmy contenders. Clips from the season, presented by Shutterstock, will be available to watch on Variety.com starting at the end of May.
This season’s featured conversations include Oprah Winfrey (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) with Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) with Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) with Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”), Brit Marling (“The Oa”) with Issa Rae (“Insecure”), Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) with Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) with Kaley Cuoco (“Big Bang Theory”), Minnie Driver (“Speechless”) with Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”), Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”) with Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL”), Giovanni Ribisi (“Sneaky Pete”) with Kaitlin Olson (“The Mick”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) with Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld »
- Seth Kelley
The Big Bang Theory stars are giving up some of their Friends-level cash in the name of friendship.
Joining stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco in the top-salary tier are Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. All five have signed rich new contracts that include 1.25 points off the backend, with Parsons and Galecki also extending their respective overall deals with Wbtv. The former is executive producing »
- Lesley Goldberg
The Big Bang Theory was recently renewed for two more seasons, and as great as it is to watch the cast on screen, it's good to know that they're just as close in real life. Whether they're vacationing in Rome or simply enjoying a wine night, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, and Melissa Rauch always seem to have a blast together. But don't just take our word for it - keep reading to see their best offscreen moments together. »
- Monica Sisavat
The cast of Friends blew everyone away when they got together to negotiate $1 million payouts per episode. Not only did they manage to reach an astronomical number, they also did it together, considering they started the first season by making $20,000 each. Talk about teamwork. It was a feat for TV actors for sure, but nearly 13 years later, The Big Bang Theory cast has picked up where Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joe and Monica left off. The three main stars of the CBS sitcom, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, started season one earning $60,000 per episode. As the TV seasons went by, the cast earned more and more, and fast-forward to season eight and the trio got together to negotiate a Friends-sized salary: $1 »
When Andrea Pett-Joseph gave birth to her son Brandon in December 2003, she knew something was wrong when the doctors rushed the newborn away without letting her see him.
“I didn’t even know I’d had a boy at first,” the Los Angeles, California, talent manager tells People. “They took him immediately to the Nicu because they noticed skin was missing from his body. From his calf down, on both legs, it was just raw and red. It made absolutely no sense.”
Then the head of the Nicu approached the new mom and her husband, Paul Joseph, with devastating news. »
- Tiare Dunlap
Rob Leane Mar 22, 2017
In a piece of not particularly surprising news, we've learned that The Big Bang Theory has been renewed. CBS has struck a deal with most of the cast - as well as creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and showrunner Steve Molaro - to bring the show back for two more seasons. Yep, The Big Bang Theory season 11 and season 12 are on their way to our screens.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, and offered an updated answer to one of the internet's favourite questions: how much do the cast of The Big Bang Theory get paid?
Well, fans of The Big Bang Theory TV show on CBS don't have to worry about it being cancelled any time too soon. The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for season 11 and season 12, too.A CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory follows two academically brilliant, yet socially deficient Caltech physicists, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), as well as their friends. Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, and Kunal Nayyar also star.Read More… »
“Bull” is getting a new showrunner in the form of television veteran Glenn Gordon Caron, Variety has confirmed. Caron is best known for creating the series “Moonlighting,” which was an early starring vehicle for Bruce Willis, and the supernatural drama “Medium,” which starred Patricia Arquette. The shows ran for five and seven seasons respectively.
The move comes as part of a multi-year overall deal Caron has signed with CBS TV Studios, which produces the one-hour drama. Caron will join the show immediately as a consultant on the remaining episodes of Season 1. Mark Goffman will continue as showrunner for the remainder of Season 1 before transitioning out to focus on development under his own deal with CBS TV Studios. Caron was previously set up under an overall deal at 20th Television, working as an executive producer on the FX series “Tyrant.” He is repped by Wme, 3Arts and Ziffren Brittenham.
- Joe Otterson
The Big Bang Theory is officially going to stay nerdy through season 12. It’s hard to believe the show has already lasted 10 seasons but it’s become so comfortable in everyone’s homes that this news isn’t surprising at all. According to Moviefone CBS officially renewed the hit comedy for two more seasons, after original cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar signed new contracts extending past the current 10th season. They all reportedly make $1 million per episode. Series regulars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are expected to sign new deals, as well. Their
Big Bang Theory is Officially Renewed for Two More Seasons »
- Nat Berman
It’s been in the pipeline for a few weeks, and now we have official confirmation that CBS has renewed the ratings juggernaut sitcom The Big Bang Theory for two more seasons, taking it through to twelve in total.
According to reports, original cast members Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) are all pocketing a cool $900,000 per episode, having each taken a $100,000 pay cut in order to boost the contracts for their co-stars Mayim Bialik (Amy) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette). It’s also said that Bialik and Rauch are yet to agree new deals, although both are expected to return once new contracts have been agreed.
The Big Bang Theory remains the #1 scripted TV series on broadcast television, averaging 19.4 million viewers an episode.
In addition to the new seasons, CBS is also launching a spinoff series entitled Young Sheldon, which »
- Gary Collinson
With the agreement, Big Bang’s run will extend through at least a 12th season and comes on the heels of CBS greenlighting the franchise’s first spinoff series, Young Sheldon.
Related: 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff 'Young Sheldon' Is Officially Ordered to Series
The future of TV’s top-rated broadcast comedy had been in limbo, as the actors’ current contracts only ran through the end of the current 10th season. Back in August, CBS President Glenn Geller addressed the show’s future, saying the network was bullish on continuing Big Bang »
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