In reality, the producers and execs at Warner Brothers TV had to sit down for mammoth sessions with the three crucial stars and chalk out a plan that was feasible for both parties.
That the two actors and single actress in the highly popular show finally got deals that were equal in status and pay dirt levels was the real issue at hand. WBTV declined to comment on the news.
Representatives for the three were not available for comment. But rumor has it that they all earn in excess of a million dollars each per episode. Now that has the same financial frequency as Friends.
After seasons 8 through 10 are completed, an 11th season is purported to get underway too. This is definitely one soap opera that won’t be ending soon.
And as for the perks beyond the base salaries of the stars, they extend to several other factors which contribute to the paychecks of Cuoco, Parsons and Galecki.
"Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco also quadrupled their previous ownership on the show, which has gone up from 0.25 to more than a point," reported Deadline.
"Parsons’ pact includes a production deal that spans TV and features and possibly theater, with Galecki and Cuoco also getting producing arrangements. Galecki produced a comedy project for WBTV last season, No Place Like Home, which went to pilot at Fox."
The three used to be paid in the region of $350,000. But now they are earning a million dollars per head which is a lot of money indeed. By the time the deal ends, the three would have grossed a total amount of $100 million each.
There is only one provision. And that is the show remain popular and a crowd favorite as always. Some other cast members are being included and they are also on the verge of signing their individual deals.
The fact that the show is an immense people pleaser, and is viewed by audiences who are literally glued to their television screens, only plays into the hands of the stars and starlets on set.
Their paychecks are heftier and fatter in comparison to the actors and actresses on other shows. Their co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are "already on board for Season 8 after renegotiating their contracts last fall."
And WBTV is said to be in close talks with the remaining two original cast members, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. An agreement is expected to be finalized this week. CBS is all set to air 8th season premiere of Big Bang Theory on September 22, 2014.