Renewed: The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory has been officially renewed for 2 more seasons, taking it up to 12 seasons in total.

But co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are reportedly still without contracts. Both are expected to return once a new deal is finalised, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

There have been reports Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco’s (Penny) Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) will take a pay cut from $1m per episode to $900,000 to help boost the salaries for co-stars Bialik and Rauch, who joined the series later.

Rauch and Bialik are seeking significant raises from the $175,000 per-episode fee they negotiated three years ago but are not expected to get parity with their co-stars.

In its 10th season, Big Bang remains US broadcast’s No. 1 scripted series in total viewers, with spin-off series Young Sheldon approved for production.

The Big Bang Theory premieres in Australia on Nine, but is currently out of schedule, and is in repeats on Seven network.


  1. I love this show. I think it’s popularity is partly because as kids grow up they start to take an interest in it too. My teenage daughter discovered the show a couple of years ago and now she’s one of its biggest fans. Lol. She was so excited when she found out it’s going to continue for a couple more years. It’s popular among her school friends too apparently.

  2. Whilst comedy is a very subjective thing, this is still a very funny, witty show that’s better than almost every other sit com currently being screened-that tends to illustrate the dire level of comedy at the moment-I saw an ep of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ on 10 Saturday night and was amazed at it’s great cast and timing compared to the more modern stuff around it (hadn’t seen Malcolm since it was on 9 some ten years or so back) .

    • I also have been watching “Malcolm in the Middle” and had forgotten how funny this show was. Despite the show finishing in 2006 its humour is just as relevant today.

      • Sorry! Just two shows I could never understand the appeal of, despite many attempts… also, always had issues with Frasier continually dominating awards season when there were far more deserving comedies which were shunned for years!

  3. Everyone Loves Raymond only lasted for 9 seasons, and that developed a similar following and is also a much repeated program filler for numerous TV channels. Perhaps the Big Bang Theory producers want to produce more seasons than the Simpsons. Personally, I hope not.

  4. Like The Simpsons, Scrubs, Will and Grace, Two and a Half Men, Smallville and many others, this show has gone on longer than it should have. There is nothing left for these characters to do except Sheldon and Amy get married.

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