Could The Big Bang Theory return for two new seasons?
The Big Bang Theory is closing in on confirming two new seasons.
According to Deadline, the cast of the popular American sitcom are finalising new contracts with the show that will see them return for two new seasons.
Series stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are currently in the process of finalising contracts that could see them earn around $1 million per episode. Fellow stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are understood to be negotiating separately to the original cast.
Two new seasons of The Big Bang Theory would keep the sitcom on air until 2019 and bring the show up to an enormous twelve seasons.
The Big Bang Theory fans will remember that last time the show was renewed in 2014, prolonged contract negotiations with the cast meant the filming of season eight was delayed.
Cast members have soothed any fears the show might be about to end, however, with Sheldon actor Jim Parsons recently telling The Today Show he would be “shocked” if the show didn’t return for an eleventh season.
Parsons said: “I know that everybody wants to. So I would be shocked if that didn’t happen. I really would be.”
The current season of the show has already seen Leonard and Penny renew their vows at a wedding blessing in front of friends and family, Sheldon and Amy begin living together and Howard and Bernadette become parents for the first time.