Season 11 seems to have made it past negotiations.
A few days ago we talked about the potential problems The Big Bang Theory was facing. For a while, it looked like the show wouldn’t move forward.
If you’re unclear about all the season 11 drama, here’s a quick rundown: three of the actors hadn’t renewed their contracts for season 11. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki were looking for a pay raise. If you didn’t know, each of the actors earns an estimated $900,000 per episode.
However, Galecki and Cuoco were negotiating (or rumors have it) for about $1 million. The problem is, it would go well over show budget. According to production costs, each episode of The Big Bang Theory costs roughly $9 million.
There’s been negotiating on behalf of the actors. For a while it looked like no solution could be reached. But, according to reports, specifically from Mobile and Apps, they achieved a resolution. So yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking.
It’s official; Season 11 is on the way.
As far as what deal was reached, those details are still murky. However, it was pretty clear everyone wanted to continue filming. Not a single actor showed disinterest in moving forward with the show. And why wouldn’t they? Combined with its success and the money involved, it’s hard to say no.
CBS has said they’d love to keep going as long as fans are watching. Well, I hope they’re ready to push until season 20!
While these rumors mostly confirm the show’s continuance, we’ll need to wait for an official announcement from showrunners. While everything is set in stone, having the actual creators say it’s green-lit will no doubt put everyone at a collective ease.
But let’s be real here, there’s no way they’d stop filming. For all it costs, The Big Bang Theory is a monolith of success. And to be perfectly honest, some of the actor’s entire careers have been propelled into stardom because of it.
Jim Parson has enough skills to star in his own unique spin-offs and personal shows. The others? What would they do, drift around doing guest appearances in other lesser known comedies?
Put it this way, when you’re on top of the world, you don’t say: wow this is boring, I’m going back to being a nobody, darn it! Although from the success of the show, that’s an unlikely scenario.
Perhaps this whole cancellation thing was just a way to drum up attention?
So, as far as things go, Season 11 was bound to happen. Some actors just wanted a little more. But when you have a powerhouse of a show like this, stopping for mundane reasons is just foolish. Perhaps this whole cancellation thing was just a way to drum up attention?
At any rate, keep an eye out for the official greenlight of season 11! I’ve got my popcorn ready.