The Big Bang Theory isn’t going anywhere with the news coming through that CBS has finally clinched new contracts with the stars greenlighting a two season renewal.
With the renewal it means that The Big Bang Theory will run for at least 12 seasons making it one of the longest running comedy shows on network television. CBS had been wanting to confirm the two season renewal for quite some time but contract negotiations had put the renewal on hold. Reports suggest that Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have signed new deals leading to the renewal.
Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are still in negotiations, not being part of the original earned substantially less than the original cast members and appear to be holding out for parity. The original cast all agreed a $100,000 per episode cut to their negotiated salaries.
Bialik earned four consecutive supporting comedy actress Emmy noms for her work as Amy Farrah Fowler, girlfriend of Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper. Rauch is a fan favorite whose marriage to Helberg’s Howard Wolowitz, and birth of their first child, has been a central storyline for the past three seasons.