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Big Bang Theory Production Postponed; Main Cast in Contract Talks

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.


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