Nerds officially rule television!
The Big Bang Theory’s main trio–Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki have officially signed their contracts for three more seasons,at a reported salary of $1 million dollars per episode.
Creator Chuck Lorre spoke with E! News today in a statement saying:
Everybody should be very successful and happy and rich. They earned it. It’s a great cast. It’s their time.
The Big Bang Theory has become the most watched television show ever since Friends.
The star’s contracts include adding bonuses such as production deals and other advances. The show is expected to clear more than $1 billion dollars in profits for the upcoming 8-10 seasons (72 episodes).
Cuoco, Galecki and Parsons are expected to rake in about $90 million dollars each throughout the next three seasons. Sources close to CBS say the show is even in talks for an 11th season.
But are Kaley, Jim and Johnny the highest paid actors on television? That is surprisingly false.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Judge Judy Sheindlin has taken the lead as the highest paid person on television, earning $47 million per year.
The Big Bang Theory returns to CBS in September. Check your local listings for showtimes.