Rumors of the hit CBS comedy show The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) being cancelled after season 10 have been surfacing even before the current season premiered.
Recently, reports of a TBBT spinoff being developed by CBS and Warner Bros. titled Sheldon emerged. And, this left some fans wondering–will Sheldon replace TBBT season 11?
The answer is very uncertain. The 11th season of what people call ?the biggest comedy show? on television has not been confirmed, nor did the actors announced that they are leaving the series.
However, International Business Times claimed that Sheldon will replace the 11th season of the show. Still, no official announcement has been made by the show?s mother network.
Sheldon will focus on the younger and teenage years of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons), claims The Hollywood Reporter. TBBT co-creators Chuck Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and showrunner Steve Molaro will be involved in the spinoff series.
Since it is meant as a prequel, it is unlikely that members of the current cast would be seen in the project. This is excluding Laurie Metcalf who plays Sheldon?s mother Mary, a recurring character in TBBT.
Nevertheless, Parsons will be involved as executive producer in the sequel, according to reports. An official announcement is still to be made before fans can fully commit to being excited for the show?s spinoff series.
Reason for the Delay
The renewal of the season is delayed due to negotiations of the actors demand for a raise in their salaries.
Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Gallecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) each receive $1 million per episode. Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrapali) and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) get 75% of what their co-stars are receiving.
Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Wolowitz) renegotiated their contracts in 2013 and are receiving $300,000 per episode.