The show will return to CBS for seasons 11 and 12.
CBS have announced that 'The Big Bang Theory’ will be on our screens for another two years at least.
The ‘Big Bang Theory’ has been renewed for two more seasons
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The five original cast stars of 'TBBT' are taking a $100k-per-episode pay cut to boost Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik's salaries.
The five original cast members of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ are reportedly showing solidarity with newer stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, opting to take a pay cut in order to give them both raises ahead of negotiations for an expected two-season renewal.
Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) are reported by Variety to have made the gesture while the entire cast is in negotiations over new contracts. However, the report also indicates that Bialik (Amy) and Rauch (Bernadette) are seeking pay parity with their five co-stars.
'The Big Bang Theory' stars are currently in contract negotations
Johnny Galecki seen with Ben Feldman and Chris Hardwick at the Screamfest 2016 premiere of 'The Master Cleanse' held at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 22nd October 2016
The 'Big Bang Theory' co-stars, who previously dated between 2008 and 2010, denied that they had reunited after Cuoco's divorce from Ryan Sweeting.
The pair, who are an on-screen couple as their ‘BBT’ characters Penny and Leonard, were also in a secret real-life relationship between 2008 and 2010. In the wake of Cuoco’s divorce from her husband of 21 months Ryan Sweeting last month, rumours have had it that she and Galecki have grown closer once more.
“So sorry to disappoint, but no home wreckers or secret flings going on here,” Cuoco captioned underneath a snap of the two actors bumping fists and smiling at each other. “Me and @sanctionedjohnnygalecki are just the best of buds – Leonard and Penny will just have to suffice!!!”
Actors playing Sheldon, Penny and Leonard will potentially earn $100 million each over the next three years.
Three of the five principal stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ have signed new pay deals with Warner Bros. and the production of the new series can finally get under way.
'The Big Bang Theory' can now start filming again after a brief delay over pay for three of its stars
Filming of the eighth season of the hit US sitcom had been delayed since last Wednesday as its stars were negotiating pay rises to reflect the show’s enormous popularity. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have each signed new three year deals thought to be worth approximately $1 million per episode, a huge increase from their previous packages of $325,000 per episode.
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The Big Bang stars want more money, and they'll probably get it
It started as a pretty late take on geek culture and ended up thrusting Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg into around 20 million American living rooms every week. Now, filming of the eighth season is delayed because they want more money. A statement from Warner Bros Television (WBTV) said: "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed."
Jim Parsons accepts his award for Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Getty 2014/Kevin Winter)
Like many of American’s most popular sitcoms, looking back at the first season after eight or nine have flown by, it’s jarring. In the beginning, The Big Bang Theory didn’t really know what it was: Galecki’s Leonard Hofstadter was pinned as the show’s leading man; fumbling yet handsome, nerdy, lovable. But Parson’s Sheldon would soon take centre stage and thrust Leonard and Penny’s Ross & Rachel plotlines into the background.
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With 19 million viewers, CBS will probably pay up than lose their most successful show for an eighth season
It has been reported that the stars of CBS’ hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory, are demanding $1m per episode as they conduct contract talks ahead of production on season 8.
On set with the Big Bang Theory cast in 2013 (Getty/Kevin Winters)
Jim Parsons, an Emmy nominee this year for his role as Sheldon Cooper, Johnny Galecki, who plays his exasperated roommate Leonard Hofstadter, Kaley Cuoco, who plays Leonard’s love interest Penny Kaley, Simon Helberg, who plays fan favourite Howard Wolowitz and Kunal Nayyar, who plays the shy Raj Koothrappal are all working together to secure a significant pay rise.
Continue reading: Big Bang Theory Stars Eye $1m Per Episode, And They'll Probably Get It
'The Big Bang Theory' has been removed from streaming sites in China
“The Big Bang Theory” is the latest American export to endure censorship over in China. The popular U.S sitcom, which features a group of super intelligent, highly nuanced and super high maintenance geeks – and Penny - living out their professional and personal lives in Pasadena, California.
Sheldon and Howard talk it out in seasn 7, episode 18 of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"
Streaming websites in China, like Youku.com and Sohu.com, display the message “This video can’t be viewed due to policy reasons” when users try and access TBBT. This has created a backlash on social media, with many Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) expressing their dismay given the popularity of the show in the country.
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Kaley Cuoco is gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan's May edition and was more than happy to discuss her past relationships, wedding and social media haters.
Kaley Cuoco, the Queen of US Sitcoms and star of The Big Bang Theory, discussed her love life in Cosmopolitan's upcoming May edition. She was questioned on her extravagant wedding to tennis player Ryan Sweeting; her short romance with Superman: Man of Steel star Henry Cavill; her former relationship and friendship with Johnny Galecki; and her obsession with social media.
Kaley Cuoco has spoken candidly about her love life to Cosmo.
Cuoco was photographed in the magazine in a number of low-key looks, matching her relaxed California girl lifestyle and attitude. Cosmopolitan claims, in advance of May's publication, Cuoco has "never looked more stunning!" One only needs to scroll through the numerous pages of her Instagram feed to see she enjoys a comfortable and laid back life surrounded by her dogs, friends and new husband. This was evident throughout the interview in which Cuoco was happy to open up about her love life over the past seven years.
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Want more Big Bang? CBS have granted your wish, for three more seasons at least
For a show to get a pilot is amazing. For it to get picked up, that’s a stunning achievement. A second season is what dreams are made of for writers and actors alike. But to go 10 seasons is utopia. That’s exactly what “The Big Bang Theory” – which started back in 2007 (can you believe it?) – has done as CBS order a further three seasons.
The Big Bang Theory Is Back For Three More Seasons
The pantheon of 10-season + sitcoms includes big hitters like “Friends” and “Frasier” and “Two And a Half Men” – all behemoths of the small screen, and Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Rajesh and Penny are set to join those illustrious ranks, and have made millions along the way.
Continue reading: The Big Bang Theory Will Hit The Magic 10 As CBS Orders 3 More Seasons
Johnny Galecki and Kelli Garner - TV star Johnny Galecki and girlfriend Kelli Garner having a good time relaxing on vacation in Los Cabos - Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Sunday 5th January 2014
"When you know, you know." Kaley Cuoco is engaged to tennis star Ryan Sweeting.
Actress Kaley Cuoco and her tennis player boyfriend Ryan Sweeting have topped off their three month romance with the ultimate sign of commitment: an engagement ring. The pair have only been dating since August but have clearly decided that they have eyes for no one else, a representative confirms to Us Weekly.
It Is Confirmed: Kaley & Ryan Are Engaged!
When Kaley appeared on the set of the movie she's filming, The Wedding Ringer, no one could work out at first whether the enormous diamond ring on her finger was a prop for her character or whether it was for real. However, a source speaking to the magazine reveals that it's the real deal: "It's only been three months but she knows Ryan is the one: when you know, you know," adding "[She's] never felt this way. She knows this is it. And the ring is gorgeous!"
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