mashable.com - 184 days ago
'The Big Bang Theory' will continue to haunt your television for years to come
To paraphrase Ben Franklin, nothing in this world is certain except death, taxes, and Sheldon Cooper.
Yup, The Big Bang Theory has been renewed yet again, this time for two more seasons. The new deal covers CBS' comedy juggernaut all the way up through its 12th season, to air during the 2018-2019 season. According to Entertainment Weekly, the five original cast members (Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Hayyar) have renewed their contracts already, and Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are expected to return as well. Last month, Variety reported that the five original stars had agreed to downsize their salaries from around $1 million per episode to around $900,000 so that Bialik and Rauch could get raises from about $200,000 per episode to around $450,000. That Bialik and Rauch, who were promoted to series regular status back in Season 4, were making so comparatively little to begin with seems like an injustice – as does the notion that they could only get raises by getting their co-stars to agree to a pay cut. But that's a conversation for another time. Currently in its 10th season, The Big Bang Theory remains massively popular.
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