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'The Big Bang Theory' Renewed for Two More Seasons!

Fans of The Big Bang Theory will be happy to hear this news – the show has been renewed for two more seasons!

The five original stars of the series – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – are taking a pay cut for the additional seasons so that their co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik can get raises.

The original five have been earning $1 million an episode for the past three seasons. They will now be earning $900,000 an episode, according to THR.

Melissa and Mayim previously were earning $175,000 an episode and they are likely to be bumped to $400,000 per episode.

While The Big Bang Theory is a very costly show at $10 million per episode, with a majority of the expenses going to pay the cast, it is the number one scripted series on television in both viewers and the coveted ad demos.

'Big Bang Theory' Spin-Off 'Young Sheldon' Ordered By CBS!

CBS has officially ordered the upcoming series Young Sheldon, a spin-off of the hit series The Big Bang Theory.

Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of the beloved character, will narrate the series and young actor Iain Armitage will play the lead role on the new show.

Iain is best known for playing Shailene Woodley‘s son on the HBO series Big Little Lies and for his YouTube video reviews of Broadway shows.

Young Sheldon follows Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan will also star.

Jim and his partner Todd Spiewak are executive producing the series with Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro.

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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Takes Pay Cut to Give Raises to Co-Stars Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch

The cast of The Big Bang Theory clearly has each other’s backs.

The CBS show’s five originals stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – are reportedly taking a big pay cut to allow co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to get raises.

According to Variety, they agreed to take a $100,000 cut in their $1 million-an-episode salaries for the upcoming 11th and 12th seasons in order to free up $500,000 for Melissa and Mayim.

The extra $250,000 each will bring the ladies’ salaries up to the 450,000-an-episode range.

Big Bang is reportedly really close to closing a two-year renewal deal with CBS.

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Hidden Figures' Jim Parsons Almost Couldn't Get into Oscars 2017!

OMG – Jim Parsons almost wasn’t allowed into the 2017 Academy Awards!

The 43-year-old actor – whose film Hidden Figures is up for Best Picture and two other nominations this evening – forgot his ID for the big event held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

But wait, there’s more – Jim returned home to pick up his ID and realized he’d locked himself out of the house!

“Locked out of house without ID which, apparently, you need to get into the Oscars…” he captioned the Instagram selfie below. “Waiting on someone to get here and let me in. … Academy Awards, 2017… off to an auspicious beginning…! πŸ˜³πŸ‘πŸΎ”

“Why didn’t I teach them how to work a lock on a door???” he next wrote along with a photo of his dogs inside the house. “#oscarsupdate2017 #lockedout #soclosebutsofar #hiddenfigures.”

Also pictured: Kelly Ripa sporting a Carolina Herrera dress, Gianvitto Rossi shoes, and Fred Leighton jewelry at the event. Jim is wearing an Isaia tux and Johnston & Murphy shoes.


Click inside to find out what happened next in Jim’s story…
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'Hidden Figures' Cast Celebrates Best Picture Nom During Oscars Weekend!

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae pose for a photo while attending Vanity Fair and Genesis’ Celebration of Hidden Figures during 2017 Oscars Weekend on Friday (February 24) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event by co-stars Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell.

Pharrell Williams, who contributed to the soundtrack, was also seen in attendance at the event.

Hidden Figures is nominated for three Academy Awards this weekend including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Reem Acra dress and Eva Fehren jewelry. Glen is wearing John Varvatos.

15+ pictures inside of the Hidden Figures cast celebrating the film… More Here! »

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'The Big Bang Theory' Close to Two-Season Renewal at CBS

Good news for fans of The Big Bang Theory.

CBS is nearing the end of negotiations to renew the hit show for an 11th and 12th season, according to THR.

All five originals stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – will earn at or around $1 million per episode.

Meanwhile, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik will likely get raises as well.

The Big Bang Theory continues to be TV’s No. 1 comedy for the 18-49 demographic. Each episode costs about $10 million to produce.

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VIDEO: Kaley Cuoco is Not Too Pleased With Jim Parsons at SAG Awards 2017

Kaley Cuoco had some words for co-star Jim Parsons at the 2017 SAG Awards.

The Big Bang Theory co-stars ran into each other on the red carpet during an interview on Sunday (January 29) in Los Angeles.

It was there that Kaley learned Jim would not be sitting with the CBS cast, who is up for for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Instead, he is sitting at the table for Hidden Figures, who is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

“Do you hear this? He just moves right into the Hidden Figures table. OK! This is news to me, if you can’t tell,” Kaley said.

Also in attendance were their other co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik.

In case you missed it, Simon Helberg made a major political statement on the red carpet!

FYI: Kaley is wearing a Marchesa dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Le Vian jewelry. Jim is wearing Montblanc studs and cuff links. Mayim is wearing a Miri Couture dress, Lulus shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and jewelry by EF Collection and Merkaba jewelry. Melissa is wearing a Luisa Beccaria dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Effy jewelry, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

Click inside to watch Kaley reacting to Jim’s table seating reveal…More Here! »

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