Rumors of “The Big Bang Theory” Season 11 cancellation made the rounds, with cast members not reprising their roles cited as the main reason. CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller finally gave some good news to fans.
According to the president, the three lead cast members, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, are already in talks to renew their contracts for the show. The president added that they are optimistic about the outcome of these talks.
“We are in negotiations, but it is definitely business as usual,” Geller shared to Variety at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. “We are guardedly optimistic that we will make a deal.” This strongly implies that “The Big Bang Theory” Season 11 is happening, despite no confirmation given on the matter yet.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Cancellation Speculations Persist
Unfortunately, despite the optimism, the opposite can still happen, and the three members will not end up being on the show should it continue. On the question whether the show would face cancellation, the president did not give an answer.
“We want to get them all back. That’s the goal,” Geller said.
In 2014, the three stars were able to secure contracts of $1 million per episode for three seasons composed of 24 episodes each. Many speculated that with such a price, the network might decide not to work with them.
It seems that the president is now shutting down these malicious rumors. The president remained mum on how long “The Big Bang Theory” will last, even if Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco agree to return.
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“The Big Bang Theory” is CBS Network’s top-rating sitcom. While some believe it is way past its prime, the Season 10 premiere drew 21.5 million total viewers. It is also a show generating over a billion dollars since its debut in 2011.
Meanwhile, Johnny Galecki is part of the third chapter in the American reboot of the Japanese horror classic series “Rings.” He plays a university lecturer helping out protagonist Julia so she can survive after watching the dreaded video online.
“Rings” newest trailer has dropped, according to Digital Spy. The movie will premiere on February 3.