Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

‘Big Bang Theory’ season 11: Johnny Galecki offers hope of a renewal

The Big Bang Theory‘s future remains up in the air as it enters the back half of season 10 with looming contract negotiations for the cast. While promoting his film Rings, star Johnny Galecki hints that the popular comedy may carry on as the writers are very hopeful.

“We’re very much talking about [the show’s future] right now, and it seems that the writers are very confident and excited that they can write some more after this year, which is an incredible testament to them,” said Galecki to Entertainment Weekly.

“If they’re confident that they can do more, then I know that we’re still having a great time with it on stage, so hopefully a bit longer,” he said.

Kaley Cuoco said the question of more Big Bang Theory comes down to money. “It’s a very expensive question for a lot of people,” said Cuoco when she visited Jimmy Kimmel Live in September.

“We’ll put it on for as long as everyone wants Big Bang on the air,” said CBS chief Glenn Geller at the 2016 Television Critics Association’s press tour last August. “I hope it lasts forever.”

CBS is eyeing a spin-off focused on the early years of Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon Cooper, which is currently in the very early stages of planning.

Expensive may be a better reason if the show comes to an end. A Sheldon spin-off could be interesting, but the show’s liberal theory with science and religion could become divisive without the offset of the other characters. The cast all seeking pay increases and equal footing with one another have pushed salaries up and up and up.

Check out the cost of salary per episode:

  • Kaley Cuoco Salary: $1 Million Per Episode
  • Jim Parsons Salary: $1 Million Per Episode
  • Johnny Galecki Salary: $1 Million Per Episode
  • Simon Helberg Salary: $750,000 Per Episode
  • Kunal Nayyar Salary: $750,000 Per Episode
  • Mayim Bialik Salary: $100,000 Per Episode
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  1. Kirby says:

    Love Big Bang, but it is not funny anymore. Time to cancel.

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