CBS's popular geeksploitation sitcom Big Bang Theory might be in trouble. According to Deadline, the cast of the show, whose contracts all expired last season, are demanding a big pay bump, which seems reasonable since the show is ridiculously popular. However, CBS, which really likes money, doesn't want to give it to them. As a result, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar may not be able to return to work next week when production is supposed to begin.
To make matters more interesting, at a comic con panel for the show today, reporters were prevented from asking questions about the dispute of the showrunners. From Deadline again:
When a Deadline reporter tried to ask Bill Prady and Molaro a question about the cast negotiation, the monitor exclaimed, “We can’t let you ask about that — it’s a legal question.”
Of course, that doesn't really make any sense. Maybe Prady and Molaro can't ANSWER a legal question, but legality has nothing to do with whether or not a reporter can ask it.
According to the panel, the show is set to return on schedule and all is well. Nope, nothing to see here. Nothing at all. Move along now.
On a lighter note, internet attention whore Wil Wheaton has no problem showing up to work, and he joined the panel to reveal a faux trailer for Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill.
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