The Big Bang Theory has officially been renewed for two more seasons

Television have reached a two-year broadcast agreement for the top-rated, acclaimed comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY. With the new deal, Cuoco, Parsons and Galecki will continue to each earn $1 million per episode, while Nayyar and Helberg, who used to earn slightly less, will earn the same amount as their co-stars thanks to "most favored nations" terms in their contracts. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven Molaro are executive producers.

With the new agreement the show has been renewed through the 2018-2019 season. (Both are integral to the series, with Bernadette now married to Howard and Amy living with Sheldon.) Rauch and Bialik are seeking significant raises from the $175,000 per-episode fee they negotiated three years ago.

So far, only the five original stars are signed on for seasons 11 and 12.

THE BIG BANG THEORY has earned critical acclaim and award recognition. In its 10th season, The Big Bang Theory is the most-watched and highest rated scripted series on television with an average of 19.4 million viewers in Live+7 and a 5.1 Live+7 rating in 18-49.

Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, has won the Emmy for outstanding comedy actor four times.

Now in its tenth season, the production cost for each episode of the series is now close to hitting $10 million per episode according to Deadline's sources. Meanwhile, Galecki also scored a pilot pickup this season at CBS for comedy for Living Biblically. Neither was an original cast member, but both have helped CBS extend the life of the series through new storylines.

  • Salvatore Jensen