The Big Bang Theory Signs Stars to New Contract, To Begin Production on Season 8

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The Big Bang Theory has avoided a very big catastrophe.

After having to delay production on Season 8 while negotiating new contracts with Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, sources now confirm that Warner Bros. has shown these stars the money.

According to Deadline, the trio has agreed to fresh three-year contracts worth $1 million an episode. Including signing bonuses and back-end fees, the actors will likely earn more than $90 million as a result of these deals.

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With the issue settled, filming on new episodes is expected to get underway this Wednesday.

Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are already on board contractually and Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are expected to agree to terms prior to Wednesday's deadline.

So we can all breathe easier now and look forward The Big Bang Theory Season 8 premiering on Monday, September 22.

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[Raj whispers in Wolowitz's ear]
Penny: What did he say?
Wolowitz: He compared Sheldon to a disposable feminine cleansing product one might use on a summer's eve.
Penny: Yeah, and the bag it came in

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Sheldon: Yes, and Hawkeye's in the Avengers but no one ever says, "Help, Hawkeye!"