The original cast of The Big Bang Theory took a pay cut of $100,000 so that the two other regular cast members (Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch) get a pay increase in 2017.

Why the ‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Took Surprising Pay Cuts

The Big Bang Theory stars are giving up some of their Friends-level cash in the name of friendship.

CBS and producers Warner Bros. Television formally renewed the hit Chuck Lorre comedy March 20 with a two-season, 48-episode pickup that will take it through its 12th and expected final season.

Joining stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco in the top-salary tier are Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. All five have signed rich new contracts that include 1.25 points off the backend, with Parsons and Galecki also extending their respective overall deals with WBTV. The former is executive producing and narrating CBS’ straight-to-series prequel Young Sheldon, while the latter’s Living Biblically pilot is in contention at the netwo… Continue Reading