Fans of The Big Bang Theory will be happy to hear this news - the show has been renewed for two more seasons!
Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are all set to return. Because their characters have become an integral and equal part of the show's ensemble, with Bialik earning four Emmy nominations for her role, the two had been seeking a major salary increase that would get their pay checks close to just under $1 million an episode Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Helberg and Nayyar will command. They will now be earning $900,000 an episode, according to THR. Observers expect Rauch and Bialik to end up around or north $500,000. Television have finally reached an agreement to renew broadcast TV's most-watched series for its 11th and 12th seasons, taking it through the 2018-19 season.
For CBS, Big Bang Theory joins previously announced NCIS (and Young Sheldon) on the network's 2017-18 schedule as the network handed out early pickups to its most valued drama and comedy. This season, THE BIG BANG THEORY is averaging 19.40 million viewers, 5.1/19 in adults 18-49 and 6.9/21 in adults 25-54, ranking as broadcast television's highest-rated scripted series in all these demographics. On top of that, the show has brought in over $1 billion in syndication for the network.
The popular comedy series, which premiered back in September 2007, has been television's #1 comedy in viewers since 2010-2011 and continues as the #1 comedy in key demographics for the fifth straight season.
Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven Molaro are executive producers, and Lorre and Prady are the creators. Parsons will help narrate the series.