They're the stars of one of TV's most popular comedies and now they're going to be paid like it.
According to Deadline.com
, "Big Bang Theory" stars Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and newly minted Emmy winner Jim Parsons have agreed to new deals with Warner Brothers TV, culminating three months of negotiations.
The three "BBT" stars made $60,000 per episode last year and will get a big bump to $200,000-per this year. That will then go up to $250,000-per for Season 5, $300,000-per by Season Six and $350,000-per for Season 7. All three stars will also get a backend cut.
[Rest assured that if "Big Bang Theory" continues on as TV's most popular comedy in the 18-49 demo, those later salaries may cease to be sufficient, but that's a matter for a future renegotiation.]
"Big Bang Theory" makes its Thursday night premiere on Sept. 23.