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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.

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

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook in 2018
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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. 


As for the show’s other stars, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still holding out for bigger salaries. The actor’s most recent raises brought them to about $100,000 an episode. Certainly not bad, but chump change when compared to the three leads’ salaries.

Of course, the real question of the minds of Kaley’s millions of Instagram followers is whether or not her extended commitment to TBBT will cause any delay in Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s plans to start a family.

Kaley hasn’t said anything on the topic, but we’re guessing you’ll be seeing a “Penny gets knocked up” storyline some time next season. Fingers crossed that Sheldon’s the dad.