Chuck Lorre: 'The Big Bang Theory Stars Have Earned Huge Pay Rise'
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and her co-stars will reportedly pocket $1million per episode...
The stars of hit US sitcom The Big Bang Theory are bound to have a good Christmas this year, with their pay packet set to triple to $1million per episode.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki were locked in contract negations for the eighth series of the CBS show following a walk-out during the first week of production.
Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still involved in negotiations but are expected to settle shortly.
TBBT Creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre has since revealed that while he isn't involved in the negations, he believes the cast have "earned" the extra cash.
Lorre told E!: "Everybody should be very successful and happy and rich. They earned it. It's a great cast. Great cast. It's their time."Despite their pay rise, Charlie Sheen remains the highest-paid TV actor of all time after pocketing a huge $1.8 million per episode for Two And A Half Men back in 2010.
The new series of The Big Bang Theory is set to premiere on September 22.