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US comedy The Big Bang Theory has been signed up for another two seasons, meaning it will run until at least 2019.
A spokesperson from CBS confirmed the news, saying: "Congrats to the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory, which premiered almost a decade ago in September 2007 and has been TV's No. 1 comedy for the past five years in a row."
The contracts for the new series were signed after the main cast announced they would be taking pay cuts, so that their co-stars could have a pay rise. However you feel about the show, that's a pretty decent thing to do.
Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) each receive $1 million (£802,900) per episode.
However, their co-stars Mayim Bialik (who plays Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (who plays Bernadette Rostenkowski) each received a much lower amount of $200,000 (£160,580).
The original five have now agreed to sacrifice $100,000 (£80,290) each so that Bailik and Rauch can receive $450,000 (£361,305) per episode.
Variety claims that multiple sources have confirmed the generous gesture. And with that done it seems like the cast were happy to sign on the dotted line.
A spin-off series - Young Sheldon - is also in the works, with nine-year-old Iain Armitage playing the role of young Sheldon. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, in The Big Bang Theory will narrate.
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