The Big Bang Theory: Renewed! A Go for Seasons 11 and 12!

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Did we really think Young Sheldon would be left alone on CBS without his older self to cheer him on?

Well, it was an option, but it's not one to worry about any longer.

The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for two more seasons, so say hello to The Big Bang Theory Season 11 and The Big Bang Theory Season 12!

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Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have all signed new, two-year contracts that will keep them happy for the duration of the two seasons, even as they reportedly took pay cuts, down from $1 million an episode to $900,000.

Why?

To help pave the way for contract boosts for Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, whose last contracts has them each receiving $175,000.

While they're not likely to be boosted to the amount the others receive, they should reach over the $400,000 mark.

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The pay cuts, though, say a lot for the friendships formed behind the scenes and willingness of the team to work together to keep the show on the air.

Nonetheless, it apparently pays to have signed on at the beginning of The Big Bang Theory!!

Parsons, Galecki and Shelberg also have overall deals with WBTV.

Parsons includes Young Sheldon, which was recently announced to series and is expected to air in conjunction with TBBT.

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Parsons not only executive produces Young Sheldon, but will narrate the project as the elder Sheldon, as well.

Galecki has a pilot in contention titled Living Biblically.

Word at CBS is that Mom is very close to another renewal, as well, which would give Chuck Lorre three shows active at CBS. The Big Bang Theory was responsible for successfully launching Mom.

Are you excited for another two seasons of The Big Bang Theory? 

Hit us up in the comments with what you hope to see and what you hope might not want to continue into the upcoming seasons.

Would you settle for $19,800,000 a year to give your coworkers a boost in pay?

Inquiring minds want to know!

If you want to relive some of the best of the series, you can watch The Big Bang Theory online right here via TV Fanatic!

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TBBT Quotes

Amy: Sheldon, there's something else I've been wanting to say, but before I do, I just... I want you to know that you don't have to say it back.I know you're not ready, and I don't want you to say it just because social convention dictates...
Sheldon: I love you, too.
Amy: You said it.
Sheldon: There's no denying I have feelings for you that can't be explained in any other way. I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite. But that seems even more far-fetched. The only conclusion was love.

What do Sheldon Cooper and the black hole have in common? They both suck.

Professor Hawking