Big Bang Theory Stars Want Explosive $4.2M Raise

By on June 7, 2010 in ArticlesEntertainment

They might play awkward geeks on TV, but the stars of the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang TheoryKaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons – aren't awkward when it comes to asking for more money.

How much do the leads want to continue on the series?  A stellar $250,000 per episode, which is an intergalactic pay-hike from their previous $65,000 per show salary.  Assuming CBS picks up their standard 23 episodes per season, that'll give these dorks an annual salary of $5.75M!  With that kind of money, you can buy a lot of Flash t-shirts.

Are the stars worth the cash?  Well, their salaries are modest compared to Charlie Sheen's $30M per season for CBS megahit Two and a Half Men. Of course, Sheen's sitcom has been a ratings giant for years, whereas Big Bang just struck ratings gold last year in season 3, jumping all the way to No. 8 in the Neilsens.  I guess we'll know if the Big Bang nerds are worth a 285% raise after next year's ratings come in, when they're in their new timeslot on Thursday night, opposite NBC's geek-cherished comedy Community.

Are you a Big Bang Theory fan?  Do you think the stars deserve the money they're asking for?

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