While The Big Bang Theory season 11 renewal was set in stone already, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are officially staying put.
According to a report from Variety, the two actors each inked a deal that will pay them around $500,000 an episode for the upcoming season. That is less than the remainder of their co-stars (which will be making around $900,000 an episode), though Rauch and Bialik also joined the show as regulars later on in its run. In addition to the salary raise, both of these women have options to pursue development in their deals in the event there are any projects that interest them coming down the line.
Ultimately, this move is such that it can help to alleviate any potential last-minute concerns out there about there being some snags in the show starting on time in terms of production — at least from the acting side of things. Given that CBS already renewed the sitcom through season 12, the final order of business now is simply going to be making sure that the writers’ strike is avoided. That is where there is a sense of unease at the moment, given that we are entering upfront week and there is no guarantee as to when some of these people will be returning to work if the strike ends up happening.
Ultimately, let’s just enjoy the final episodes of season 10 for now, and we’ll have a chance to see more of what the future holds at some point down the line. The first of the final two episodes airs on Thursday night on CBS, and we’re going to be gearing up for a situation in which we will see Amy get an offer to spend some time researching somewhere else … which in turn is going to give Sheldon a good bit to think about. Will he be supportive of her endeavors, and what happens when someone tries to re-enter his life who had a rather scandalous role in it in the past? We shall certainly see…
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