by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

TV Guide has published its annual list television's highest-paid actors, and there are some serious shake-ups in the 2014 pecking order.

For one thing, the number 1,2, and 3 spots all belong to Big Bang Theory cast mates.

Tim Allen
The former Tool Man's return to television has netted him some big bucks. Allen receives an estimated $250,000 an episode for Last Man Standing.

Yes, as you may have heard, Kaley Cuoco and her co-stars signed $90 million contracts after protracted negotiations, making them the most well-compensated cast on the small screen by a fairly wide margin.

Kaley and the Geek Squad (as Charlie Sheen dubbed them when he was the brightest star in the CBS galaxy) will pull an estimated $1 million an episode for the next three years, and will also enjoy an undisclosed portion of the show's profits.

Industry insiders say the TBBT actors may be the last stars to receive such astonishing paydays due to audience fragmentation brought about by cable and streaming services, as well as "cast churning" (the practice of frequently dispatching series regulars, say with a Valyrian steel blade).

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Before a certain CBS sitcom turned them all into household names and Emmy darlings, this ensemble was hard at work trying to make it in Hollywood.

While some had already achieved success in the industry by the time The Big Bang Theory premiered, others were still waiting for their big break.

Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco had been around the acting block a time or two prior to becoming Leonard and Penny. Jim Parsons was lesser known but just as talented.

How tmes have changed. The Key Three recently inked a $90 million deal for The Big Bang Theory's final three seasons. Yeah, this show has done them well.

Now that their careers are in the stratosphere, here's look back at the smaller roles that helped get them there. Check out The Big Bang Theory cast, before they were stars.

Kaley Cuoco
After she was Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules, Kaley Cuoco did a stint as a witch-in-training on Charmed. Then she bought some boobs and moved in next to Leonard and Sheldon to set up residence as Penny on TBBT.

Heard a lot of good things but never seen the show? Want to see your favorite episodes again? Follow the link to watch The Big Bang Theory online!

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Along with co-stars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco held out on her Big Bang Theory contract recently, forcing CBS and Warner Bros' to delay the start of filming for TV's number one sitcom.

Well, it turns out the Key Three's stubbornness paid off as they all now stand to cash in big time from the show's final seasons.

Big Bang Theory Cast

Cuoco, Galecki, and Parsons have reportedly all signed contracts that could be worth over $90 million over the course of the next three years.

The trio will receive about $1 million for 72 more episodes, as well as roughly 1% of series' annual profits.  

Not bad for a girl who was never a household name until she dated Henry Cavill last year. 

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Sara Gilbert, who has been engaged to Linda Perry since earlier this year, spoke about her sexuality on Thursday during The Talk's "secret" week.

She wasn't always comfortable being a lesbian, or even willing to accept it. In fact, she credits her ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki with helping her through it.

  • Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki
  • Sara Gilbert, Johnny Galecki

"I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him," the former child star, 38, recalls of her former Roseanne costar Galecki, also 38.

"And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed."

"I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that's okay. It's a process and there can be a part of you that doesn't want to feel different or feel scared."

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