By Sandra Birungi
The stars of comedy, Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch recently signed new deals with studio Warner Bros.
Now, the comedy leads, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco are equally seeking salary increases.
Emmy winner Parsons (Sheldon), Galecki (Leonard) and Cuoco (Penny) will negotiate together as they did in 2010. The trio currently earns $325,000 per episode and may seek up to $1 million an episode. Original stars Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) also are said to be looking for increases and will renegotiate together.
Bialik and Rauch, who joined the series midway through its run and were promoted from recurring to regulars, will see their salary jump from $20,000-$30,000 per episode to $60,000 with increases each year taking them to $100,000 per episode by the end of their new contracts.
Warner Bros. Television declined comment.