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Double_Oh_7 09-15-10 03:50 PM

Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory
 
Goddamn, I am on the wrong side of the camera...


Sources confirm that the stars of CBS The Big Bang Theory have successfully negotiated major pay raises from the shows producer, Warner Bros. TV. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will get $200,000 an episode for the fourth season (compared to about $60,000 last season). Their paychecks will then spike to $250,000 per episode in season five, $300,000 in season six, and $350,000 in season seven. The actors will also each receive .25 point of the shows back-end and over $1 million as an advance, plus another $1 million for the seventh season. Ka-ching.

buzzdalf 09-15-10 04:31 PM

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wow - just wow
I didn't know the show was that popular. I watch it, but don't know a ton of people who do.

siddd5 09-15-10 05:07 PM

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lotto

Jimmy James 09-15-10 06:43 PM

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I hope they take care of their supporting cast (but agree they don't deserve as much as the lead-status cast -- it's a pretty clear dichotomy).

dolphinboy 09-15-10 07:19 PM

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Kaley has enough money to to buy us that love nest she has been promising me.

I wonder how those salaries compare to the cast of HIMYM.

dad1153 09-15-10 07:24 PM

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If Charlie Sheen is worth over a million bucks per "Two and a Half Men" episode then the "Big Bang Theory" guys (which gets more, younger viewers than "Men") more than deserve their paltry-by-comparison $200K salary bumps. Don't watch either show though.

Count Dooku 09-15-10 07:52 PM

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I think Patrick Warburton gets paid with free beer and Arby's coupons for Rules of Engagement

Ropes Pierre 09-15-10 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Count Dooku (Post 10373577)
I think Patrick Warburton gets paid with free beer and Arby's coupons for Rules of Engagement

And he still has to dress up as "The TIck" for the producer's kids birthday parties.

Jimmy James 09-15-10 10:18 PM

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Plus it's warm stale beer and the Arby's coupons expire in two weeks.

Chew 09-15-10 10:29 PM


Originally Posted by buzzdalf (Post 10373152)
I didn't know the show was that popular.

It finished the season as the second highest rated comedy. There were several weeks where it was first and had more viewers than The Office and 30 Rock combined.

NORML54601 09-15-10 10:58 PM

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good god why?

Charlie Goose 09-15-10 11:21 PM

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It's still peanuts compared to what the producers will make over the long run, of course.

The ratings are great, the reviews are positive, and Parsons is coming off an Emmy win. Sounds like the perfect time for a raise.

Now let's see how well the show does on its new night.

Red Dog 09-16-10 08:09 AM

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Makes sense since they are moving to the show to a more lucrative night, where it should do fine.

fumanstan 09-16-10 09:12 AM

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Well deserved, as far as i'm concerned.

KnightLerxst 09-16-10 09:27 AM

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This thread needs pics of Kaley Cuoco

Michael Corvin 09-16-10 09:38 AM

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Good for them.

I just caught seasons 1 & 2 over the summer and just started 3 in hopes of catching up for season 4. I think it's a great show.

starman9000 09-16-10 09:41 AM

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I like this show a lot, but I can't see it being good in a season 6 or 7.

Raul3 09-16-10 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin (Post 10374463)
Good for them.

I just caught seasons 1 & 2 over the summer and just started 3 in hopes of catching up for season 4. I think it's a great show.

Same here.

For some reason, without watching any episode, I thought it was a dumb show. I didn't "hated" it, like I "hate" Two and a half men, that I haven't watched any episode either, but was never interested on it.

I don't remember why, but I netflixed the first season and I fell in love with the show. I just started the third season in blu-ray and hope to be ready for next week.

PopcornTreeCt 09-16-10 11:33 PM

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What is $200K like two commercials? Producers are making bank.

Count Dooku 09-17-10 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt (Post 10375855)
What is $200K like two commercials? Producers are making bank.

CBS gets the money from the commercials. The production company gets paid for providing the show, and will make their fortune when the show goes into syndication.

Nugent 09-17-10 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by KnightLerxst (Post 10374437)
This thread needs pics of Kaley Cuoco

<img height="510" width="382" id="il_fi" src="http://tastefulcelebs.com/wp-content/photos/Kaley_Cuoco_photoshoot.jpg">

RobLutter 09-17-10 03:43 AM

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Man, that's chump change honestly... to decipher Hollywood-speak... 0.25 points on the back end? Let's say they ink a $100 million syndication deal... that means that the principal cast will make $250,000 each from that deal.

Still... $200,000 an episode and half the year off... I'd probably take it :D

Charlie Goose 09-17-10 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by RobLutter (Post 10376055)
Still... $200,000 an episode and half the year off... I'd probably take it :D

Meh, only if it includes medical benefits.

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lopper 09-17-10 01:01 PM

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Good for them.

I don't really watch this show, but I've seen it and find it funnier than 90% of other comedies on the air right now.

RoboDad 09-17-10 01:34 PM

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There's only one word that can describe this (and I think they completely deserve the raise):

Bazinga!

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