Production on The Big Bang Theory's eighth season has been delayed as the show's five stars continue negotiating their contracts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first table read was scheduled forWednesday, but Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helbergand Kunal Nayyar are not returning to work on the CBS comedy until they reach a new deal with Warner Bros. Television.
"Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory— which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed," WBTV said in a statement Wednesday.
The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its panel on Friday with a clip from the Season 7 episode in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) try (and fail) to get tickets to the annual event.
Perhaps fittingly, the cast wasn't actually wasn't in attendance. Instead, the panel was only made up of the show's writers and executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, who shared some fun facts and a few details about the upcoming eighth season:
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The Big Bang Theory is set to resume production at the end of this month, but most of its cast members are currently without contracts, Deadline reports.
Kaley Cuoco is jumping on the pixie cut bandwagon.
The Big Bang Theory star debuted her new 'do on Instagram Saturday, posting a split photo along with the caption: "Thank you @clsymonds for bringing out my inner Peter Pan :) #byronbeverlyhills #justcutitoff."
The Big Bang Theory and newcomer Masters of Sex leads this year's Critics' Choice Award nominations.
Big Bang scored five nods including Best Comedy Series. Star Jim Parsons is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Kaley Cuoco for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Mayim Bialik for Supporting Actress and James Earl Jones for Best Guest Performance in a Comedy series.