‘Big Bang Theory’ cast take pay cuts to give co-stars a raise
The five original cast members on the show – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg — made the suprise gesture of taking a small pay cut to free up money for raises for Bialik and Rauch.They currently make $1 million per episode EACH. Mayim and Melissa were ‘only’ making $200,000 an episode. CBS is negotiating with all of them to do two more seasons.
In the renewal talks that began late last year, the original cast members agreed to take a $100,000 cut in salary for the prospective 11th and 12th seasons to free up $500,000 to fund raises for Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
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