A multi-year renewal not only means job security (and $1 million an episode at that), but allows for long-term story planning. For The Big Bang Theory producers, however, it means business as usual.
"The three-year pickup is great and wonderful, but it's not going to change what we do," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "The way we've done things has worked out pretty well so far!"
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That method means never looking further ahead than the episode in front of them. So, even with Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) engaged now, it'll be a while before you get a Save the Date.
"I don't think we feel pressure to hit these milestones," Molaro says. "I'm sure some fans want ...
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Phew! TV's biggest comedy will bang on. Warner Bros. has finalized contract negotiations with the last two remaining cast members of The Big Bang Theory,meaning that production on the sitcom's eighth season will proceed on Wednesday, Aug. 4, it was announced Tuesday.
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Contract negotiations among the cast of The Big Bang Theory have reportedly been resolved, with stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco set to earn $1 million per episode for the next three seasons, Deadline reports. That matches the previously-unprecedented salaries set by the Friends cast in the show's last season.
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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.
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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.
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Leonard and Penny may have finally gotten engaged on The Big Bang Theory, but bigger developments are in store for Thursday's Season 7 finale (8/7c, CBS).
"There are a lot of moves made by different people in the finale," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "This season is more of a cliff-hanger ... and what happens affects everyone, not just one person."
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But the focus will be Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who, unsurprisingly, is struggling with ...
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A few familiar faces will be grabbing a cold one at Sullivan & Son when the TBS comedy returns this summer.
Community's Ken Jeong and Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell are both set to return for Season 3, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Jeong, who first guest-starred last season, will...
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Will she finally land him? It's Valentine's Day on The Big Bang Theory, and Amy (Mayim Bialik) is taking Sheldon (Jim Parsons) — the sexually squeamish nerd of her dreams — to California's wine country for a romantic getaway at a bed-and-breakfast. With separate bedrooms, of course...