CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory could get renewed for two more seasons if Warner Bros. TV can reach an agreement with the cast over salaries for seasons 11 and 12.
While the original five stars earn $1 million an episode, actresses Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch who joined the show in season three, only get paid $200,000 per episode.
Now, according to Variety, the original five are offering to take a small pay cut of $100,000 per episode each so that the money will be there to give Bialik and Rauch $450,000 each per episode.
Close cast: Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco who each earn $1 million an episode have volunteered to take a pay cut so that co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who are paid $200,000 an episode, can get a raise
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have all agreed to the plan, the trade