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Filming for Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory began earlier this week, but that’s not the only reason the show has been hitting headlines recently. Fans were horrified when rumours began to circulate that Jim Parsons had quit the show due to animosity between himself and co-star Johnny Galecki – but these were soon confirmed by the actor to be completely false.
Only a short while later, it was announced that the cast had finally managed to renegotiate their contracts with the show’s bosses – a process that had been ongoing for months and even delayed filming of the new series – along with the revelation that Parsons, Galecki and Kaley Cuoco will now receive one million dollars per episode. Whew!
It’s difficult to believe that as of 2014, the hugely popular sitcom will have been on our screens for a full seven years and as many seasons – and yet, after all this time, »
- Stephanie Farrell
Kaley Cuoco looked particularly pleased with herself after leaving her yoga class in Studio City wearing a flower crown. And given her enviable curves, it is easy to understand why Kaley looked so happy. It might be that fat new contract that has her smiling. Earlier it was revealed that 'Big Bang Theory' stars Kaley, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki signed new $1 million-per-episode deals. The trio, who reportedly earn $325,000 per episode, are said to have put pen to paper on bumper new contracts with studio Wbtv for the next three series of the sitcom leading up to its 10th season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Sources told the website that the three stars, Jim – who plays Sheldon Cooper - Johnny (Dr. Leonard Hofstadter) and Kaley (Penny), are thought to have agreed $1 million per half-hour deals with added benefits. This could see the trio net a total of $90 million at the »
Those of you who, like Caine in Kung Fu, wander the internet every day in search of tidbits of information about television, comics and film to then re-post to the internet and argue about… well, like us, you probably need to stop spending your days doing that, and, like us, you’ll have heard that the three principle cast members of The Big Bang Theory have recently renegotiated their salaries to a cool million dollars an episode for the upcoming three seasons of the show.
That’s right, apparently CBS didn’t check to see whether their biggest hit actually had its stars attached for an eighth season before it renewed it for the eighth, ninth and tenth seasons, thus playing their hand rather early when it came to discussing Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons’ new contracts. Those three will be getting a staggering $72 million each out »
- Ben Cooke
Could you imagine Kaley Cuoco with a buzz cut?!
But in a new interview with Women's Health magazine, Kaley revealed she actually wanted to cut it even shorter.
Just how short?
She's "surprised" she didn't end up shaving her head.
"That exploded very big. The haircut heard around the planet. We did it three days ago and it got around fast. I can’t stop touching it. I am so obsessed with it," she told Women's Health for their September cover.
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She also revealed that prior to the big chop, she hadn't had a significant haircut in 20 years.
"When I wrapped season 7 of Big Bang a couple months ago, we cut it »
The cast of The Big Bang Theory can rest easy tonight knowing they will all be making an insane amount of money over the next few years. Contract talks between the remaining unsigned cast members and CBS have been resolved and all systems are go for the first Season 8 table read to finally get underway.
Core cast members Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki cashed in yesterday by inking a three-year deal that will pay them each $1 million per episode through Season 10, which has already been ordered by the network. TVLine estimates that each of the trio will end up pocketing north of $90 million over three years once back-end fees and signing bonuses are figured in.
With Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik already under contract for this season from prior deals, the only holdouts left entering today were Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. The pair earned $125k and $175k per episode last season, »
Don't worry, nerds. You won't be without The Big Bang Theory for much longer. After playing a game of chicken that seemed to never end, it's official: All the stars of CBS' hit comedy have signed new deals. One day after Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting all signed three-year, Friends-size salary increases of $1 million per episode (yeah, wow), the two remaining supporting stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have both signed new deals as well, E! News has confirmed. While they'll both get raises in exchange for their new three-year deals, they won't be making as much as their costars. But still, they'll be making some serious dough when season eight premieres. »
Fans of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” can sleep a little better tonight.
“Production on season eight of ‘The Big Bang’ Theory will begin Wednesday, August 6, with contract negotiations now having been concluded,” Warners said in a statement.
The deals with Helberg and Nayyar bring an end to the behind-the-scenes contract drama that enveloped the nation’s top-rated sitcom. With key cast members coming up for contract negotiations, the stars held out for megabucks paydays in light of the windfall profits the show has generated in syndication.
On Monday, stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco sealed new three-season deals that will pay them about $1 million per episode, plus increased backend points and other perks. Helberg and Nayyar will see their paydays jump to the mid six-figure range, »
- Whitney Friedlander and Cynthia Littleton
They got their money, now it’s back to work. The Big Bang Theory’s cast is going back to the set after striking new contract deals yesterday.
Studio Warner Bros. put out an ultra-brief statement Tuesday announcing the cast is going back to work tomorrow: “Production on season 8 of The Big Bang Theory will begin Wednesday, August 6, with contract negotiations now having been concluded.”
Yesterday EW confirmed that leads Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have each made three-year deals with Warner Bros. TV to receive a whopping $1 million per episode, plus a larger cut of the show’s back-end. »
- James Hibberd
The Big salary standoff of 2014 has been resolved.
A day after co-stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco inked lucrative new pacts, Big Bang Theory supporting players Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have secured sizable raises in exchange for a new three-year commitment.
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Helberg and Nayyar had been making $125 and $75K, respectively. There’s no word yet on what their new salaries are, but it’s safe to say they will pale in comparison to the $1 million-an-episode Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco will be pulling in. (Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva has some »
“The Big Bang Theory” is going back into production Wednesday after a weeklong delay because of contract negotiations with the show's stars. “Production on season 8 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will begin Wednesday, August 6, with contract negotiations now having been concluded,” Warner Bros. TV said in a statement Tuesday. Also read: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik to Host ‘Candid Camera’ Reboot The announcement was expected after word came Monday that stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco had signed hugely lucrative new three-year deals. All three will receive about $1 million per episode, up from $350,000 per episode, »
- Tim Molloy
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting calls herself an "open book" in the latest issue of Women's Health magazine—and the Big Bang Theory beauty certainly isn't kidding. Dishing on everything from her marriage to hubby Ryan Sweeting to the upcoming season of the hit CBS comedy to why she has no qualms about being typecast, the 28-year-old actress doesn't hold back, opening up to her loyal fans while showing off her killer abs on the mag's September cover. "I have no idea what they are doing with Big Bang this season," the short-haired stunner—who, along with costars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, recently signed on for three more seasons of the Chuck Lorre-created comedy, at a reported »
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Question: Any info on the Big Bang Theory season premiere? —Joey
Ausiello: For those curious about Sheldon’s whereabouts all summer, I can confirm that he did, in fact, get on that train (vs. just squatting in the station, as some have speculated). The bigger question you should be asking yourself is whether he ever stepped foot outside the train during his epic journey.
The stars of "The Big Bang Theory" may have just landed monster new contracts, but they're still not at the top of the highest-earning television stars chart. That distinction belongs to none other than Judy Sheindlin, a.k.a. Judge Judy.
Sheindlin, who's been hosting syndicated courtroom show "Judge Judy" for 19 seasons, rakes in an estimated $47 million annually, according to calculations from E!. That's still much higher than second place finisher Jon Stewart, who pulls in between $25 and $30 million per year.
As for "Big Bang" cast members Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki, their new $1 million per episode deals only work out to $24 million annually, a paltry sum in comparison to Sheindlin's haul. That's good enough for fourth place on E!'s list, behind Sheindlin, Stewart, and "Today" host Matt Lauer (who makes approximately $25 million each year).
In 2012, the International Business Times calculated that Sheindlin made about $123,000 per day, »
- Katie Roberts
What was Dr. Donald Mallard like as a duckling?
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“When we saw Adam, all we could think of was a young David McCallum,” NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg says of the casting. (Indeed! See Exhibits A and B.) “We can’t wait to introduce him as young Ducky and watch what he brings to this unusual role. »
Last week it was revealed that production on the eighth season of The Big Bang Theory had been delayed by CBS, due to Warner Bros. Television’s failure to agree new contracts with stars Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny).
Well fans of the hit sit-com can now breathe easy, as it has been revealed that the three stars have now reached an agreement which has likely seen their pay increased from $325,000 per episode to around $1 million per episode, along with an increased cut of the show’s back-end.
Co-stars Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) are still in negotiations but are expected to finalise their deals soon, while Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) and Mayim Bialik (Amy) previously signed new contracts when talks began back in September.
The post The Big Bang Theory stars agree bumper new contracts appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
CBS certainly did take us Under the Dome on Monday’s episode of the sci-fi drama. Like, waaaaay under the dome.
As Barbie and Sam spent the hour investigating an underground tunnel (and swapping some seriously dark secrets), we also learned quite a bit about the rest of the gang in Chester’s Mill.
Let’s revisit the finer points of “In the Dark,” shall we?
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Two Wrongs Don’T Make A Right | Newly minted sheriff Barbie — who, sadly, isn’t wearing the uniform — is called to the »
A few weeks ago, when reporters asked CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler about ongoing salary negotiations with the cast of The Big Bang Theory, the exec smiled her best Alfred E. Neuman smile and made it clear she wasn’t sweating it. "These deals manage to get worked out somehow miraculously year after year,” she said. And that’s exactly what’s happened: After a brief work stoppage that saw the actors refusing to show up for rehearsal last week, the Hollywood trades are now reporting that Big Bang’s Big Three stars — Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons — have struck a massive, multi-year deal under which producer Warner Bros. TV will basically triple the actors’ respective salaries to “around” $1 million per episode. The studio will also give each actor a bigger ownership stake in the series (and thus a bigger share of profits from syndicated reruns), resulting in »
- Josef Adalian
"Big Bang Theory" cast members Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have finally reached new deals for Seasons 8-10 of the CBS series - and let's just say they may already be in the market for larger homes. After extensive negotiations, the core trio have agreed to new contracts that will reportedly triple their previous paychecks of $350,000 an episode - an amount that would put them in the rarefied air of the "Friends" cast, all six of whom reached $1 million an episode by the end of that show's ten-season run. The enormous pay upgrades for the three actors will take them through Season 10 of the show (or the equivalent of 72 episodes), with an 11th season reportedly a possibility, according to story-breaker Deadline. In addition to Cuoco, Parsons and Galecki's lucrative pay raises, the new deals also give the actors a larger piece of the show, with their stakes reportedly increasing four-fold. »
- Chris Eggertsen
It's official: It pays to be a nerd! The Big Bang Theory's main trio—Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki—signed lucrative (understatement?) deals today for a whopping three more seasons, at a reported salary of $1 million per episode. That's $24 million per year. Or as we like to call, it "Friends money." "Everybody should be very successful and happy and rich," Big Bang creator Chuck Lorre recently told E! News of the stars' hefty pay-hike demands. "They earned it. It's a great cast. It's their time." Big Bang is without question the most-watched comedy currently on television. But are Kaley, Jim and Johnny now the »
Look who's like Friends in more ways than one? The three biggest stars on The Big Bang Theory - Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki - are about to sign new, three-year deals that will pay them the same $1 million-per-episode salaries that were rewarded to the cast of Friends in its final season, according to Deadline. Their contracts are expected to include a bigger share of the profits from rerun sales and development deals with Warner Bros. TV, the studio that produced Friends and is now responsible for the top-rated The Big Bang Theory for CBS. The raise is »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
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