Contract negotiations delay production of The Big Bang Theory
Fans of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ may have to endure a delayed start to the new season, as contract talks between the actors and the studio seem to be grinding to a stall. As of right now Warner Bros. TV has confirmed that it will be delaying the start of production on the series and that the schedule has already been delayed.
The CBS sitcom is one of the largest money-makers that the network has in its arsenal, but “The Big Bang Theory” contract negotiations aren’t going as smoothly as any of the six-parties involved may have hoped for in the beginning. The stars include Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco and the supporting cast (Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar) all of whom are negotiating for higher pay.
Today would have been the first table-read for The “Big Bang Theory” actors, who were initially scheduled to return from the summer hiatus, but that will not happen. This new season will mark the eighth installment of the popular series.
“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed,” WBTV said in a statement.
More information will be released as negotiations move along.