The cast of The Big Bang Theory

UPDATE: London - 'Big Bang Theory' stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have signed new $1 million (about R10.75m) -per-episode deals.

The trio are said to have put pen to paper on bumper new contracts with studio WBTV for the next three seasons of the sitcom leading up to its 10th season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

 * It was earlier reported that the eighth season of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory had been put on hold because its stars wanted lots more money.

The Big Bang Theory has been the number one comedy in the US for the past three years. 

IOL Editor - This story has been updated to reflect later news.