On September 24, 2007, a show aired on CBS that stole the hearts of science geeks everywhere. This sitcom which follows the lives of a group of socially awkward nerds, was a completely new concept in the world of television, and it was a sitcom that we all needed. People fell in love with the show, nerdy or not, and found the cast to be strikingly relatable.
People fell in love with the show, nerdy or not, and found the cast to be strikingly relatable.Behind the scenes, however, a bit of drama was unfolding. When the stars were resigning their contracts for season 11 and season 12 (the last two of the show), there were multiple negotiations being discussed.
The show’s star actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco negotiated with CBS together and became the highest paid actors. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch who joined during season 3 and became regulars a year later, also negotiated together and waited to be paid the same amount as the originals. The five co-stars agreed to a $100,000 pay cut per episode in order for the two actresses to receive the salaries that they deserve.
Now that the Big Bang Theory is coming to an end, it is interesting to see how much the whole cast has changed over the last ten years. This show led the actors to major success and wealth. Let’s look at how the cast has transformed as well as the increase in their salaries!