Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki are set to make $1 million per episode for the next three seasons of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and fans are outraged! Do you think earning millions for a TV sitcom is too much money?
You’d think The Big Bang Theory fans would be thrilled that Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have signed on for three more seasons, but their huge paychecks are overshadowing that good news. Read on to find out exactly how much they’re making, plus see what everyone’s saying about their shocking salaries!
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Cast Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal — Earning $1 Million Per Episode
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons put an end to their salary negotiations with Warner Bros., inking a deal to earn almost $1 million per episode of The Big Bang Theory.
The trio signed on for three more seasons (the show was renewed for all three, back in March 2014), and are each set to make over $90 million for the 72 episodes they’re slated to film over seasons eight, nine and ten.
Prior to the reported new deal, each actor was earning $350,000. In other terms, Kaley, Jim and Johnny aren’t scrapping for cash — they’ve each tripled their current paychecks.
‘The Big Bang Theory’: Fans Outraged By $90 Million Deal
There’s no doubt about it — Kaley, Jim and Johnny are making a ton of money! But is it justified? They do star on a huge hit show with huge ratings, which makes huge amounts of cash, and they’ve signed on for three more seasons of the sitcom.
Not everyone sees it that way. Fans are lashing out on Twitter against the big bucks the Big Bang gang is set to earn.
The 3 stars of Big Bang Theory will collectively make 1/4 BILLION dollars in base pay over the next 3 years. Going back to bed now forever.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 4, 2014
I’d pay $10/mo for The Big Bang Theory and Friends to have their own channel so I never accidentally see them on the channels I watch. — samir mezrahi (@samir) August 4, 2014
Big Bang theory cast needs to quit their bitching, that shitty ass show is not worth them getting paid one million each per episode.
— Erick (@BetterCallErick) August 5, 2014
I don’t think the actors on the Big Bang Theory deserve 1 Million $ per episode, being that I have never laughed watching the show
— Jennifer Sniegowski (@jasniegowski) August 5, 2014
Kaley Cuoco is basically a billionaire, but how’s your Monday going? http://t.co/gX72q3Qc3l
— Le Vine (@laleviner) August 4, 2014
The stars of the Big Bang Theory are making 1 million an episode. Athletes don’t get paid enough.
— Andrew Schulz (@andrewschulz) August 5, 2014
It’s cool to hate hating The Big Bang Theory but I’m 1 step ahead of you guys with my hating hating hating The Big Bang Theory.
— Hana (@HanaMichels) August 5, 2014
However, there are loyal fans who support the huge pay raises!
Here’s my take: PAY THE CAST OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY” WHATEVER THEY WANT. THEY ARE THE BRIGHTEST STARS IN AN OTHERWISE DIM COMEDY UNIVERSE.
— Mark Leggett (@markleggett) August 5, 2014
If anyone deserves to make $72 million in the next three years, it’s Kaley Cuoco
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) August 4, 2014
Let’s be fair. Nobody but Johnny Galecki can bring the Johnny Galecki magic to TV. If that’s not worth $90 million, I don’t know what is.
— Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) August 4, 2014
HollywoodLifers, are you outraged by the cast’s huge salaries? Is $1 million per episode completely ridiculous or justified for Kaley, Jim and Johnny’s work?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister