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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' 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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'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: Robert Downey Jr. & Sofia Vergara Win Big at People’s Choice Awards 2017

Congratulations are in order for Robert Downey Jr. and Sofia Vergara!

The 51-year-old Avengers actor and the 44-year-old Modern Family actress were both honored tonight at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (January 18) in Los Angeles.

Robert took home the award for Favorite Action Movie Actor, and Sofia snagged the award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress.

Tyler Perry was also honored tonight – the actor won the award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented to him by Kristen Bell.

Other winners tonight included the cast of The Big Bang Theory, which was named Favorite Network TV Comedy. Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kunal Nayyar were all on hand to receive the award.

Watch Sofia‘s acceptance speech (and the rest of the videos from the show) below!

FYI: Sofia is wearing Marchesa with Neil Lane Jewelry. Robert is wearing Raen glasses. Kristen is wearing a Rasario dress and Eva Fehren earrings. Kaley is wearing a Randall Scott ring. Melissa is wearing a Yossi Harari ring.

Click inside to watch the rest of the videos from the show…More Here! »

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Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick Walk Rainbow Carpet for 'Trolls' LA Premiere!

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick pose together while attending the premiere of their animated film Trolls on Sunday afternoon (October 23) at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Calif.

The actors were joined at the event by co-stars Zooey Deschanel (with husband Jacob Pechenik), James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, GloZell Green, and Icona Pop singers Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo.

The movie is set to hit theaters on November 4!

FYI: Anna is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress, Casadei shoes, and jewelry by Colette and Anne Sisteron.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Makes Rare Appearance With Wife Tasha McCauley at Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity Event!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks all bloodied up while singing on stage with wife Tasha McCauley at Seth Rogen‘s 2016 Hilarity for Charity Variety Show held at Hollywood Palladium on Saturday (October 15) in Los Angeles.

The cute couple was of course joined by by Seth and his wife Lauren Miller, who wore a number of different costumes that night.

Also in attendance were Katie Lowes, Maria Shriver, Johnny Galecki, Elizabeth Olsen, Scott Eastwood, James Corden, Snoop Dogg, Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Katie Stevens, Kunal Nayyar, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Tony Hawk.

30+ pictures inside of Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing with his wife, and other celebs, at the Hilarity for Charity event…More Here! »

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Katherine Heigl Gets Support From 'Amazing' Hubby Josh Kelley At CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party!

Katherine Heigl happily holds onto her baby bump while hitting the red carpet with her husband Josh Kelley at the CBS, CW, Showtime 2016 Summer TCA Tour Party held at the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday (August 10) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 37-year-old pregnant actress was joined by her Doubt co-stars Laverne Cox and Dreama Walker, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom, The Odd Couple‘s Matthew Perry, Lindsay Sloane and Yvette Nicole Brown, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar.

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“Had the most wonderful day talking about my new show @doubtcbs,” Katherine captioned with her Instagram post. “Can’t wait for you all to see it! Thank you to my amazing man @joshbkelley for coming with me and showering me with love and support! 💞💞💞”

Also in attendance at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour Party were Life in Pieces stars Colin Hanks and Zoe Lister-Jones, GeniusDermot Mulroney, Brenda Song and Odette Annable, Kevin Can Wait‘s Gary Valentine and Taylor Spreitler, Angel from Hell‘s Joey McIntyre, NCIS: Los AngelesChris O’Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah, Training Day‘s Lex Scott Davis, Bill Paxton, Drew Van Acker and Julie Benz, and Christine Lakin, Jodie Sweetin and Beverley Mitchell.


FYI: Katherine is wearing a Christian Siriano dress, Casadei shoes, a Lee Savage clutch, and jewelry by EF Collection, EFFY Jewelry, and Plukka.

65+ pictures inside of Katherine Heigl and others at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour PartyMore Here! »

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