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Rejoice, Nerds! The Big Bang Theory Contract Disputes End and Production Resumes on Season 8

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Don't worry, nerds. You won't be without The Big Bang Theory for much longer.

After playing a game of chicken that seemed to never end, it's official: All the stars of CBS' hit comedy have signed new deals.

One day after Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting all signed three-year, Friends-size salary increases of $1 million per episode (yeah, wow), the two remaining supporting stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have both signed new deals as well, E! News has confirmed. While they'll both get raises in exchange for their new three-year deals, they won't be making as much as their costars.

But still, they'll be making some serious dough when season eight premieres. And we mean serious dough. (But you'll never guess who the highest paid TV star is!)

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Now that all the lengthy salary disputes have ended, production on season eight of The Big Bang Theory will begin Wednesday, Warner Bros. TV says. The negotiations ended up delaying production for a week.

With Helberg and Nayyar officially signed on for three more years, that means everyone's officially back this season! Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are both on different contract cycles, and so they were already signed on for this season.

While some fans were nervous about The Big Bang Theory's future, creator Chuck Lorre told E! News everything will work out.

"It will be fine," Lorre said earlier this month. "Warner Bros. has done this before. Everybody should be very successful and happy and rich. They earned it. It's a great cast. Great cast. It's their time."

The Big Bang Theory is set to return on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. before reclaiming its Thursday time slot later in October.

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