The bosses at Warner Bros. Television may not find anything funny about this latest development related to their hugely popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." The three major actors of "The Big Bang Theory," Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, are all set to team-up to re-negotiate their contract and demand an exorbitant pay hike.
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This move comes right after reports surfaced that co-actors Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have successfully negotiated their pay hike. Deadline.com reported that Mayim and Melissa have received almost a double pay raise. Currently earning in the range of $20,000 to $30,000, the two actresses are now likely to take home nearly $60,000 per episode.
With Melissa and Mayim pay "steadily increasing every year, it may reach "close to $100,000 an episode by the end of their contracts," according to Deadline.com.
Cuoco, Parsons and Galecki had earlier teamed-up in 2010 for their contract negotiations, and this time also they will be presenting themselves and one unit. Reportedly, the three actors are currently earning $325,000 per episode. TVGuide Magazine reports that if the negotiations are successful, the three actors may get up to $1 million per episode.
Also, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are expected to team up for their pay raise negotiations.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that sixth season of "The Big Bang Theory" reached new heights because of its syndicated repeats, which increased the viewership of this sitcom. According to the report, it also beat ABC's "Modern Family" to "become the top scripted comedy on television in total viewers and among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic."
The hour-long premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, consists of two episodes: "The Hofstadter Insufficiency" and "The Deception Verification."
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