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Old 09-15-10, 04:50 PM
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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.
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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.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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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).
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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.
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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.
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I think Patrick Warburton gets paid with free beer and Arby's coupons for Rules of Engagement
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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.
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Plus it's warm stale beer and the Arby's coupons expire in two weeks.
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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.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

good god why?
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

Makes sense since they are moving to the show to a more lucrative night, where it should do fine.
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Well deserved, as far as i'm concerned.
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This thread needs pics of Kaley Cuoco
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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.
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I like this show a lot, but I can't see it being good in a season 6 or 7.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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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.
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.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

What is $200K like two commercials? Producers are making bank.
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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.
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This thread needs pics of Kaley Cuoco
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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
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Still... $200,000 an episode and half the year off... I'd probably take it
Meh, only if it includes medical benefits.





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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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.
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Re: Big Bucks for Cast of The Big Bang Theory

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

Bazinga!

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