The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch will be joining the ranks of TV's highest-paid actresses, thanks to a new deal with Warner Bros. that will pay them in the range of $425,000-$500,000 per episode for the next two seasons of TV's most popular show, according to Deadline.

The actresses' deal comes after the show's original cast members — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar — reached a deal that will pay them each around $900,000 per episode. That cleared the way for last month's two-season pickup. Bialik and Rauch are being paid less due to their later start date on the show (they became series regulars in Season 4).

Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, <em>The Big Bang Theory</em>Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Bialik and Rauch had been earning around $175,00-$200,000 per episode on their previous deal. The five higher-paid cast members have reportedly taken a pay cut to free up room in the budget to give Bialik and Rauch raises.

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The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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