It seems the whole Big Bang Theory pay dispute is over…
Yes, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have reached new deals for the final three seasons of the hit series..
Hitfix are reporting that: “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. The pacts also include further perks, including a production deal with Parsons spanning film and television and “producing arrangements” for Galecki and Cuoco. All told, the trio could rake in close to $100 million from the new deals, particularly if the show continues strong in syndication.”
Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have still to reach deals but the studio is hoping it will be sorted before the start of season eight which is set to begin this week after it was delayed due to the disputes (here).