How many Emmy nominations (and wins) does it take before an actor can get a pay raise? Apparently, the folks over at CBS finally decided to give the cast of the hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” more money. According to THR, the actors will receive a 200% increase in their salaries for the fourth season and beyond. The geeks spoke and the studio actually listened.
Originally the core cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco were earning a mere $60,000 per episode each season. Now, sources confirm that they’ll each receive $200,000 a number that will climb by another $50,000 each year for the next three (presumed) seasons of the show.
This sounds like a huge amount of money to us Average Joes, but it pales in comparison to what Charlie Sheen is earning for his stint on “Two and a Half Men.” The actor’s most recent figure sits at $2 million per episode, despite his multiple attempts to leave the series. They just keep buying him back. If that wasn’t bad enough, last season “Big Bang” actually surpassed “Two and a Half Men” in the ratings. Where’s the justice?
What do you think of the cast of The Big Bang Theory’s pay raise? Should they get more?