A few hours after CBS announces that "The Big Bag Theory" will end in season 12, actress Kaley Cuoco, the actor of Penny, used social networks to thank fans and even promised that upcoming episodes will be the best in the series.
"This walk is a dream come true and has become a change of life, however long it will take, my heart will always be broken in two, drowning in tears, we promise to lead the best season so far. Chuck Lorre [criador do projeto], Warner Bros., CBS and all those who have supported us in recent years. Let's go with an explosion, "wrote the actress on Instagram.
"The Big Bang Theory" with Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar follows the story of a group of nerdy friends and their neighbor, Penny (Cuoco), who turns their lives upside down.
Last season we will discover what happens in the lives of newlyweds of Sheldon (Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik). In the last episode of the eleventh year, both had a little help from Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from Star Wars) to finally get married.
Parsons won a Golden Globe and four Emmys for the role of Sheldon, who scored his staff ("Bazinga!") In pop culture. The universe of the series has recently been extended with "Young Sheldon", in which the youth of the character is shown, which will debut his second season later this year.
Salary (and target group) record
During his successful career, & # 39; The Big Bang Theory & # 39; the media attention because of the salaries of its protagonists, which were progressively increased with the passage of the seasons. At the beginning of the attraction, the three protagonists (Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco) received about $ 60,000 per episode, which increased to $ 200,000 in the fourth season. By the time of the seventh season, all three had $ 350,000 per episode plus 0.25% of the series's profits.
It was at the beginning of the eighth season that an important renegotiation took place, with the three protagonists joining Helberg and Nayyar asking for more money for their performances in the series. In the last deal, Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco started receiving $ 1 million per delivery, plus a higher percentage of the profit.
Meanwhile, the co-stars exchanged a paycheck per installment of around $ 500,000 for the eighth season, but the inequality did not last: at the time of the tenth year of the series, Nayyar and Helberg reached the same $ 1 million of the main characters. In March 2017, the five actors accepted a discount on their payments (up to $ 900,000), so two castmates, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, could win the same.
The increase in the salaries of the actors reflected the same movement in the audience. Debuting with an average of 7 million viewers per episode on American TV, "The Big Bang Theory" turned out to be a hit in the debut of the third season, which doubled that number. Since the sixth season, the sitcom has not left the list of three series of American open TV.
Season 11 of the sitcom attracted an average of 18.6 million viewers per week. However, the most viewed episode in the series remains the Deception Verification & # 39 ;, the second chapter of the seventh season, which drew more than 20 million viewers.