One of our favorite shows just hit the brakes on production this week!

Us Weekly has confirmed that The Big Bang Theory has decided to delay production on Season 8 of the hit comedy due to contract delays.

"Due to ongoing negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed," WBTV said in a statement.

So, why the delay? Well, as expected, the Emmy-winning cast is seeking a pretty hefty pay raise before they resume filming.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) all are seeking $1 million for every episode. The three currently earn $325,000 per episode.

Negotiations like this aren't anything new to the industry. Smash hit shows like Friends and Modern Family found their leads negotiating for higher salaries.


We hope the negotiations are settled fast — we don't know how much longer we can wait for the next season!

What do you think about the delay to Season 8? Do you think the studio will give them the salaries they are asking for? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Us Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter

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