CBS, Warner Bros. Reach New Deal for 'Big Bang Theory'

Ruben Ruiz
March 20, 2017

The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for season 11 and season 12, too.

CBS CEO Les Moonves teed up the renewal during an investor gathering earlier this month, declaring that a deal was "on the two yard line".

It's two more years for "The Big Bang Theory".

CBS has also picked up a spinoff of the show for next season, "Young Sheldon", which will follow Parsons' character as a boy.

Late last month it was reported that a renewal deal between CBS and producer Warner Bros. The show is the highest-rated scripted series, averaging 14.5 million viewers and a rating of 3.27 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo.

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The popular comedy series, which premiered back in September 2007, has been television's #1 comedy in viewers since 2010-2011 and continues as the #1 comedy in key demographics for the fifth straight season. (Parsons, Galecki and Helberg all received overall deals with WBTV as well.) All five original stars are said to be earning $900,000 per episode as they took pay cuts to help boost the contracts for co-stars Bialik and Rauch. In 2016, Mayim Bialik won a Critics' Choice Television Award for "Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series".

Now in its tenth season, the production cost for each episode of the series is now close to hitting $10 million per episode according to Deadline's sources.

Recently, the show's core cast, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, all signed two year contract extensions.

With the new agreement the show has been renewed through the 2018-2019 season.

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