(BUZZ.MONEY.CNN) — Call it the ultimate revenge of the nerds — or, at least, the actors playing nerds. The cast of the hit CBS (CBS) show “The Big Bang Theory” are receiving stunning raises for the upcoming seasons.
Cast members portraying Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny will now make $1 million each an episode. That’s akin to what the ‘Friends’ actors got at the end of that show’s historic run — and it’s a big boost from the $300,000 per show they were receiving this past season. Who wouldn’t want a 233% raise?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors who play Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz also inked new deals giving them substantial bumps in pay.