This is awesome!
According to a new report, the five main cast members on The Big Bang Theory are all taking pay cuts in their new CBS contracts to give co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch raises.
Multiple sources recently revealed to Variety that Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg will each decrease their salaries by $100,000 for Seasons 11 and 12 of the hit show to free up $500,000 for Mayim, 41, and Melissa, 36.
If their new contracts come to fruition, Mayim (who plays neuroscientist Dr. Amy Fowler) and Melissa (who portrays microbiologist Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz) will each earn roughly $450,000 per Big Bang Theory episode going forward. That would add up to a $21 million total salary for 48 shows over the next two years for the actresses. They were previously earning about $200,000 per episode.
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