The Big Bang Theory, a fan favorite show, might be delaying production because of cast contract negotiations. The number one comedy on television, which is slated to begin production of season 8 on July 30th, will be pushed back if certain actors do not reach an agreement with the network.
Stars of the hit show, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar have yet to sign their names on the dotted line. They were all under contracts that expired last season.
In Season 7, Cuoco-Sweeting, Parsons and Galecki made about $350,000 per episode. Now, they could earn up to $1 million per episode this season.
CBS agreed to renew the show for three more seasons, only if all of the current cast returns.
In 2010, the cast also had difficulty renegotiating new contracts, but still had to continue on with production because they were under existing contracts that had not expired.
The one hour season premiere is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22.
Hopefully, they come to a conclusion in time….or I think some Big Bang fans are going to have a hard time coping without their favorite nerds on TV.