Big news for The Big Bang Theory. Variety reports stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have finalized their contracts for seasons 11 and 12 of the CBS TV show.
The popular comedy, which is currently in its 10th season, also stars Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg. As reported earlier, CBS renewed the sitcom for two more seasons after lengthy contract renegotiations with the cast.
Bialik and Rauch have reportedly finalized a deal for the final two seasons of The Big Bang Theory that will earn them $500,000 per episode. That’s a huge raise compared to their previous salary, which was $175,000 per episode.
In March, we reported the five core cast members (Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Nayyar, and Helberg) each took a pay cut of $100,000 per episode for seasons 11 and 12 so Rauch and Bialik could receive raises. Previously, the five had earned $1 million per episode of the CBS series.
What do you think? Do you watch The Big Bang Theory? Are you glad Rauch and Bialik got a raise?