Following reports that the cast of The Big Bang Theory were asking for a pay increase, rumours circulated online that Jim Parsons was to leave the show, reports that were then proven to be a hoax.
Fans of the hit show have been following this story, with some even pointing out that the Big Bang Theory, one of the leading TV shows in America were without a cast, as two year contracts ended last season leading stars to reportedly negotiate new contracts.
Many hit shows on TV have had similar dramas, when in contract/pay negotiations. The Friends cast famously made headlines with their episode pay increases breaking records in 2002. A similar situation with the cast of Seinfeld and Two and a Half Men.
The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar having starred in 7 seasons of the hit show.