"The Big Bang Theory" fans would be pleased to know that their favorite show is on the track of getting a two-year renewal. The original cast of Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Kunal Nayyar is near to signing fresh deals with CBS.
"The Big Bang Theory" is very likely to get the green light for two more seasons. According to Deadline, the original cast comprising Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Kunal Nayyar is in talks with CBS and Warner Bros. They are close to sealing new contracts for two more years. If the negotiations are successful, the popular comedy series could reach up to Season 12.
As of now, neither CBS nor Warner Bros has commented on the matter and thus, fans would have to wait till a formal announcement is made. Still, this is a significant development for "The Big Bang Theory" fans as all they had been receiving was negative news or no news about the status of the show's renewal.
This new development does sound like manna from heaven. What is more, the five cast members are also expected to get equal pay if "The Big Bang Theory" gets renewed till Season 12. It will become $1 million per episode for each star, The Huffington Post claimed.
For those who do not know, it was only Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki who had negotiated for equal pay. As for Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, the other two supporting cast members of "The Big Bang Theory," they will get a significant raise in their salary. Their contracts are also nearing expiry.
It may be recalled here that Johnny Galecki had expressed confidence about the renewal of "The Big Bang Theory." The actor had said that he knows everyone on the stage really wants it to happen and he is confident that they will work it out. Well, it seems his confidence was well-founded. "The Big Bang Theory" Season 11 and Season 12 do appear like becoming a reality.