TV series are complicated in the sense that although they sound good on paper, but when aired, they become bad. Some shows offered a good premise and performance from the cast of Firefly but failed to get the ratings and got canceled. However, if a network has a series that has both the ratings and stellar performance, they are bound to be renewed.
'The Big Bang Theory'
According to CNN, the comedy series "The Big Bang Theory" has been on the air since 2007. Since then, the show has been enjoying its massive success as its humor and storyline clicked with the millions of viewers that soon became avid fans. And as time passed by, it has made millions of fans more in the worldwide audience, which then increased the viewers and ratings of the show which made it the number one TV comedy show since 2010.
This season, "The Big Bang Theory" is averaging 19.40 million viewers and an impressive 5.1 ratings in adults aged 18-49. And with this stellar achievement, the show was able to secure a spinoff series next season which would feature a younger version of Jim Parson's character, Sheldon. And now, aside from the spinoff, it is reported that "The Big Bang Theory" is renewed for another two seasons.
'The Big Bang Theory' Gets Renewed For Another Two Seasons
In light of the massive success that "The Big Bang Theory" has brought to the network, The Hollywood Reporter notes that CBS and Warner Brothers has decided to renew the hit tv series for two more seasons. This would bring the series' count to 12 seasons in total. However, at this point, it still unknown yet if season 12 would be the end of "The Big Bang Theory."
On the other hand, it is reported that the main casts Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunnal Nayyar would each take a pay cut to $900,000 in order for fellow cast members Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch to get an increase in their salary. It was reported before that Bialik and Rauch were only earning $175,000 per episode and seeing that they are essential to the series, have re-negotiated for a better salary.
At the moment, though, sources have informed The Hollywood Reporter that both Bialik and Rauch are yet to receive their contracts, but once they sort out their deals with the network, both are expected to return.