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'Big Bang Theory' contract problems actually halts production of the show

Kaley Cuoco
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Fans of "The Big Bang Theory" might have to wait a bit longer to see their favorite show this year. News is now out that the production of the show has been halted because of contract negotiations that are ongoing. On Thursday, CNN shared the news that the show is now having issues because they can't all agree on the contracts.

Production for season eight of the show was scheduled to start on Wednesday but that didn't happen. The show was renewed for three more years, but that didn't get all of the contracts taken care of and now they are negotiating on those. All of the main stars of the show don't have everything set up on their contracts yet.

At this time, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg are all trying to get their contracts taken care of and some of them want a lot more money. They know how popular the show is and they realize that they are worth a lot of money.

Reports are out that they want a lot more money. It is being said that Kaley, Johnny and Jim all want $325,000 per episode to up to $1 million per episode. That would be a huge pay increase but they are also wanting some of the profits from the back end as well. They are aware that they need to keep them around for the show to keep going. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch already got a pay raise and are set on their contracts, but they did not report how much.

"The Big Bang Theory" was set to return on September 22. If they don't get started filming, it might not happen that soon. It is not strange for shows to be put off a few weeks because they can't get their contracts worked out. Deadline shared that they did not do any table reads on Thursday like they should have been.