‘The Big Bang Theory’ Stars Sign Up for Seasons 11 and 12

The Big Bang Theory Season 10
Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (Photo: Monty Brinton ©2017 CBS Broadcasting)

CBS and the cast of The Big Bang Theory have worked out new contracts that will take the series through seasons 11 and 12. CBS and Warner Bros Television confirmed the award- winning half-hour comedy will air through the 2018-2019 season. The series is still going strong, with season 10 ranking #1 among adult viewers 18-54. The show’s retained its hold on the top spot among comedy series since the 2010-2011 season.

The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, with Lorre, Prady, and Steven Molaro executive producing. The cast includes Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.

Season 10 has been averaging 19.4 million viewers.

The Plot: Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard and Penny have finally gotten married. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a “relationship agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, and they recently took their relationship to the next level. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon enjoy fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz and Wolowitz’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette, who is now expecting their first child.