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Big Bang Theory actors set to earn a reported $1.2m an episode in new pay deal

Published on Aug 5, 2014 4:45 AM
Actor Jim Parsons poses with the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for The Big Bang Theory at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 19, 2014. Parsons and co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have roughly tripled their salaries, according to reports. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The three main stars of popular US television sitcom The Big Bang Theory have reportedly reached lucrative new pay deals, ending a delay to the start of production on the show’s eighth season.

Emmy winner Jim Parsons, along with co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, have roughly tripled their salaries and will now be earning about US$1 million (S$1.2 million) an episode, according to the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

The trio signed three-year deals, meaning they will stay with Big Bang through its 10th season, the industry journals said

That is about the same pay level as was earned by the co-stars of the runaway hit Friends starring Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, who negotiated their deal as a group.

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