In less than shocking news, The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for two more years. CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have also closed a deal for the spinoff prequel series, Young Sheldon expected to launch next fall. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have signed new two-year contracts. Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik’s contracts also are up at the end of Season 10 and are still in negotiations. Rauch and Bialik both became regulars in Season 4. The two currently earn about $175,000 an episode in their most recent deal. Far short of the 1 million an episode Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Helberg and Nayyar paychecks. They are reportedly each pitching in $100,000 an episode toward Rauch and Bialik’s raises.
The 10th season of The Big Bang Theory averages 19.4 million viewers in Live+7 and a 5.1 Live+7 rating in 18-49 making it the most-watched and highest rated scripted series on television. It has been the most watched comedy series since 2010-11, averaging more than 14 million live viewers for an original telecast
Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang has won four Emmy Awards for for star Jim Parsons. Stay tuned, kids.