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Production on “The Big Bang Theory” Delayed as Contract Negotiations Continue

Production on “The Big Bang Theory” Delayed as Contract Negotiations Continue

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — The CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has been forced to delay production of the upcoming eighth season because the five main cast members still are without contracts.  Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have still not reached new deals with Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.ABC News obtained a statement Wednesday from Warner Bros. Television that read, “Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory­ — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed.”The cast was scheduled to participate in their first “table read” of a new episode script on Wednesday. Deadline.com reports there will be no table read for The Big Bang Theory on Thursday as well.  Industry observes note production will likely be delayed until a new deal is secured.Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are negotiating together and are asking $1 million per episode along with a percentage of the show’s profits.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio currently earns $325,000 per episode.  Helberg and Nayyar are negotiating together and are also asking for significant raises. Co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have already agreed to new deals with Warner Bros. Television.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Who Are the “Guardians of the Galaxy?” You’ll Find Out, Says Director

Who Are the “Guardians of the Galaxy?” You’ll Find Out, Says Director

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters Friday, and the movie has been generating massive buzz -- and positive reviews. Based on a…

Penélope Cruz Clarifies Gaza Genocide Statement

Penélope Cruz Clarifies Gaza Genocide Statement

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Penélope Cruz has issued a statement in an effort to clarify an open letter she signed with husband Javier Bardem that…

Kim Kardashian Blasts Adrienne Bailon for Comments About Rob K.

Kim Kardashian Blasts Adrienne Bailon for Comments About Rob K.

Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- One thing's for sure, Kim Kardashian is protective over her only brother, Rob. After his ex-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon blasted him in…

“The Bachelorette’s” Andi and Josh Planning to Move in Together…Later This Year

“The Bachelorette’s” Andi and Josh Planning to Move in Together…Later This Year

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman and fiance Josh Murray are planning to move in together, but not immediately.The couple tells People magazine…

Matt Kemp Leads the Dodgers Past the Braves 3-2 in 10 Innings

Matt Kemp Leads the Dodgers Past the Braves 3-2 in 10 Innings

Christian Peterson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- As trade rumors get hotter, so has the bat of Matt Kemp. The Los…

Behind Corey Kluber’s Shutout, Indians Top Mariners 2-0

Behind Corey Kluber’s Shutout, Indians Top Mariners 2-0

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Now that Justin Masterson is out of town, the Cleveland Indians have found their…

Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

Official White House Photo by Pete Souz(WASHINGTON) -- In a partisan vote that marks a new escalation in…

What Bugs Consumers the Most? Top 10 Complaints Ranked

What Bugs Consumers the Most? Top 10 Complaints Ranked

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Complaints about pesky telemarketers continue to tick off consumers, making it the fastest-growing gripe of…

Suspect Held After Minnesota Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

Suspect Held After Minnesota Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

iStock/Thinkstock(WEST ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a West St. Paul, Minnesota, police…

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/30/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  MLB:  Milwaukee Brewers 5 (50-49) - Tampa Bay Rays 0 (53-55) Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (47-61)…

One Killed, Three Injured in Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot

One Killed, Three Injured in Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot

Courtesy: msmidnite Instagram(SAN DIEGO) -- One person is dead and three others were injured in a small plane…

What Would Happen if Ebola Landed in the US

What Would Happen if Ebola Landed in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola virus outbreak is already the worst on record, with 1,201 infected in…

Rare Flesh Eating Bacteria Kills One in Florida

Rare Flesh Eating Bacteria Kills One in Florida

iStock/Thinkstock(SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.) -- One person has died from a rare flesh eating bacteria in Sarasota County, Fla.,…

Josh Murray Is Ready for Kids with Andi Dorfman

Josh Murray Is Ready for Kids with Andi Dorfman

ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(LOS ANGELES) -- Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray just announced their engagement, but the…

Cowboys Sign Tyron Smith to Eight-Year Extension

Cowboys Sign Tyron Smith to Eight-Year Extension

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(OXNARD, Calif.) --  Tyron Smith is staying in Dallas for the long-haul. The Cowboys signed the Pro…

Police Search Home for Clues in Murder of Michigan Teen

Police Search Home for Clues in Murder of Michigan Teen

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Michigan Police have searched a house in connection with the murder of April Millsap, the 14-year-old…

US Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict

US Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In the last week, the United States has provided Israel with mortars and ammunition for…

US Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict

US Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In the last week, the United States has provided Israel with mortars and ammunition for…

Drug Dealer Arrested for Selling ‘Molly’ to Man Who Died

Drug Dealer Arrested for Selling ‘Molly’ to Man Who Died

iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- A Buffalo, New York man was arrested on Wednesday for selling a club drug to…

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