Cast members get a pay hike, Big Bang Theory's production to resume
The production of the Season 8 of hit TV series
is set to resume next week.
The production was halted earlier this week due to a contract dispute with some of the series' stars. However, fans of the CBS sitcom can breathe a sigh of relief as the production is now scheduled to resume this coming Wednesday, August 6, reported Deadline.
The delay was announced by Warner Bros TV on July 30, the same day Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, among others, were supposed to return from their summer hiatus for a table reading of the first episode for the show's eighth season.
"Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed," the studio said in a statement.
Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are now trying to get $1 million per episode. For the show's season 7, each of them received $350,000 per 22 minutes of televisual viewing.
The actors will likely have their demands met.