Fans of The Big Bang Theory can probably take heart from the rumors that Sheldon Cooper, Dr Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from the CBS sitcom will return soon to the new Season 11. However, it will take a while to happen, even as the contracts are being reviewed currently.
"We are in negotiations, but it is definitely business as usual," CBS President for entertainment Glenn Geller said Jan.16 at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "We are guardedly optimistic that we will make a deal."
As far back as January 12th, 2016, Warner Bros TV screenwriter Chuck Lorre announced that Season 10 was not going to be the last. That automatically meant that there would be a Season 11. But it is not clear whether The Big Bang Theory will come back with multiple episodes, suppose they are able to push through successful negotiations with the cast, according to ibtimes.
Working out the contract terms with actors Jim Parsons (Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Hofstadter) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) is taking time. The updates happened in 2014, with all three getting $1 million per episode for three consecutive seasons, which had 24 episodes each.
"We want to get them all back. That's the goal," Geller replied when he was asked if they could continue to make the new episodes without any of the lead personalities.
Warner Bros television screenwriters Steve Moralo, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are writing the script for the TV show's prequel, Sheldon, according to THR. So far there was no comment on the status. However, the cast has confirmed it. You can see a young Sheldon Cooper in it too.
This is the top-ranking TV comedies in America, with a huge outreach among significant adults in the 18-49-year audience. Currently, the gigantic number of viewers so far have generated at least $1 billion since the episode started in 2011.