TV insiders had a feeling this might happen, and now it is official.
Production on The Big Bang Theory has officially been halted as the show waits for its core castmembers to agree to new deals. Production on the comedy was supposed to have started today, but instead, a statement by Warner Bros. TV was released.
“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin [Wednesday, July 30] — has been postponed,” read the statement.
Production has been pushed back one day for now, with the situation to be reassessed on a day-to-day basis.
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting reportedly are seeking to get a raise from their $300,000 (plus a quarter-of-a-point on the back end) to a million per episode, while Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (currently receiving $125 and $75K per episode, respectively) are also looking for a bump. The situation is eerily reminiscent of the Friends contract negotiations from yesteryear.
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