Forbes is reporting that The Big Bang Theory's three lead actors -- Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons -- are in talks to renegotiate their salaries for the popular and critically acclaimed geek series. The show's third season has received an outstanding rank on the Nielsen charts with an overall 14.3 million viewership, making it the No. 1 top-rated comedy on television among 18 to 49 year olds.
The trio's current salary now is $65,000 per episode. The actors are stuck in six to seven year contracts, but are hoping to earn a massive $250,000 per episode next season which would equate to a colossal 268% raise. The lucrative Big Bang recently scored a syndication deal with Fox and TBS to air repeats starting in fall 2011.
Representatives at Warner Bros and CBS have yet to comment. The Big Bang Theory will move into the new 8/7 central time slot on Thursdays this fall, when Season 4 begins.