Big Bang Theory Cast Gets Raise It Deserves

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In June, the stars of CBS’s Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, and recent Emmy winner Jim Parsons, asked for a totally reasonable raise. As of this week, right before the start of the series' fourth season, they’ll get it. The three were previously making $65,000 an episode, which sounds like a lot of money, but not when you consider how much the show is earning CBS (syndication!), and also, how much Charlie Sheen gets paid (just shy of $2 million per episode). Now they'll get $200,000 per episode, next year $250,000, the year after that $300,000, and the year after that $350,000. If the show is still going strong after that, CBS will give them a raise and buy them their own personal island kingdoms. [Deadline]