Production on the newest season of The Big Bang Theory has been officially postponed – while the show’s main cast negotiate pay rises.
A statement from Warner Bros. TV confirmed the delay;
“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin [Wednesday, July 30] — has been postponed.”
The news is not a big surprise, as contract talks with the main cast were already known. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are reportedly looking for increases in their salary to $1 million per episode, up from their current paypackets of approximately $300,000 per episode.
Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, meanwhile, are also looking for sizeables rises from their current $125 and $75K per episode salaries.
The show, which was renewed in March for a further three seasons, is due to start it’s eighth series on 22 September with an hour-long premiere.