'Big Bang Theory' Cast Can Now Buy 133,333 Containers of Lo Mein Thanks to New Raises
It looks like the main cast of CBS's The Big Bang Theory have finally settled their salary negotiations with Warner Bros. TV. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting have signed their new contracts to the tune of a rumored $1 million per episode. The other two original cast members, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still finalizing their contracts, and Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who round out the main ensemble, are already signed on for season eight.
In addition to the raise, the actors contracts have been renewed for an additional three seasons, leaving the door open for as many as 11 seasons of TV's most popular show. The negotiations have delayed production on the eighth season, which was set to begin July 30, about a week to August 6 (assuming Helberg and Nayyar can be convinced to sign their contracts).
But more to the point: $1 million dollars is a lot of money. It's so much money in fact, that I can 't even visualize what $1 million dollars looks like (that's a one with six zeroes after it!). So to put it in terms the average Big Bang Theory fan is more likely to understand, let's take a look at how many of their favorite things Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny could buy with that sum.