Three of the "Big Bang Theory" stars have negotiated new contracts that will pay them each $1,000,000 per episode, or about $72 Million over their new 3-year contracts.

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco will also have a larger share of profits from the show's syndication, which alone totals millions of dollars. The trio had been without a contract since May. The pay raise is almost 3 times what they were making in prior seasons.

Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch had already negotiated their contracts last year. This leaves series stars Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg to negotiate their contracts. They are expected to have an agreement this week, and hopefully begin filming the new season this week to be able to have the season premiere ready for air by September 22.

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