The Big Bang Theory renewed for TWO seasons at CBS!

by Jared Lewis March 22, 2017, 0:17
The Big Bang Theory renewed for TWO seasons at CBS!

CBS and Warner Bros Television confirmed the award- winning half-hour comedy will air through the 2018-2019 season.

The Big Bang Theory lead stars will continue to earn $1 million per episode. The two-season renewal will see the show stay on the network until at least the end of its 12th season.

Earlier this month it was reported that the main cast had agreed to take pay cuts to ensure Melissa and Mayim received raises. CBS has also started casting for the upcoming spinoff show "Young Sheldon".

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

The show has earned Warner Bros TV more than $1 billion in revenue, which leaves no doubt as to why they want it to keep on going.

According to Variety magazine, the original five have offered to lose $100,000 (£81,000) per episode from their salaries to free up more money for the others.

Those cast members are now offering to take slightly less pay themselves in order to pad the salaries of Rauch and Bialik. Since 2010, the sitcom "has consistently been the most-viewed comedy on TV". As actors who joined the series only in Season 3, Bialik and Rauch were making considerably less - approximately raking in $200,000 per episode - prior to the new negotiations. Raj, Howard, and Bernadette have been focused on separately, with Bernadette's pregnancy and the birth of daughter Halley, while Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, and Amy have had their storylines together. This season, the show is averaging 19.40 million viewers and a whopping 5.1 rating in adults 18-49.

As well as the confirmation of the new series, a prequel called Young Sheldon was recently confirmed to start later this year.

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