The Big Bang Theory Season 10 is already on Episode 6 and the cast members have yet to sign new contracts. This further fuels speculations that the 10th season could be the last for the show or someone might leave.
New rumors emerged that Kaley Cuoco will exit the show amidst new rounds of contract negotiations. The actress is allegedly not renewing her contract for Season 11. Cuoco previously hinted that 10 seasons for the CBS hit show is enough.
Speculations have it that showrunners are making transitions in the series in order to let go of Cuoco (Penny) and Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter). According to MobileNApps, there were also reports that CBS had rejected their demand of a salary bump due to the show’s high production cost. However, there were also conflicting reports indicating TBBT will continue beyond Season 10 and the network is willing to give salary adjustments to the cast as long as it will not go beyond the budget.
Cuoco’s contract along with other cast members is expected to end after the 10th season. The actress is currently receiving a $1 million per episode salary. Galecki and Jim Parson (Sheldon Cooper) also enjoy the same salary.
The current season of TBBT is airing even if its main cast members have yet to sign new contracts. In 2014, the production of The Big Bang Theory had been delayed until the cast inked their new contracts.
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Show runner Steve Molaro earlier said he refuses to entertain the possibility that one of his main cast members will quit the show. He admitted that TBBT will never be the same even if only one of his cast members decides not to renew his or her contract.
TBBT has been a consistent top-rated comedy show for CBS. The Season 10 debut reportedly garnered over 21.5 million viewers.
THE BIG BANG THEORY SEASON 10 AIRS EVERY THURSDAYS AT 8 P.M. ON CBS.