World’s highest paid gay actor gets own show for Sheldon Cooper
There’s big news for the Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper.
The character is to get his own spin-off show later this year in an exciting new project.
And Jim Parsons, the world’s highest paid gay actor, is set to star in the show as its narrator.
The new series, Young Sheldon, will follow the boy Cooper as he grows up in deepest Texas.
The show will follow him battling with his right-wing family, long before he finds the freedom of geekery and his Big Bang Theory friends.
No official date has been set for its release yet, which will be on the same network, CBS, but it’s expected to be some time later this year.
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves hinted at a conference last week that the show will likely air after Big Bang next season.
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It comes after the cast of the original show offered to take a pay cut to increase the pay of two female colleagues.
Big Bang theory stars are currently in the process of negotiating contracts for the new series.
Now it’s been revealed its five biggest stars have offered to take a pay cut of $100,000 an episode – so that two female stars can increase their salaries.
The five originals – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg – have agreed to their salaries being lowered.
It should mean that female co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who joined in the third series of the hit show, will get a raise in their pay.
Their million dollar an episode salaries are now as high as Friends, where the cast also negotiated to get each other’s salaries increased.