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CBS is still the most-watched network but almost all of their established shows are down year-to-year. Plus, none of their new shows can really be considered hits. Which will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned!
New CBS shows (so far): The Crazy Ones, Hostages, The Millers, Mom, and We Are Men.
Returning shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss.
There's lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing »
As previously reported, the main stars of CBS' hit comedy show, "The Big Bang Theory," are very money hungry, so it has led to them not being able to make the July 30th production start date for the upcoming season 8 that was scheduled, causing production to get delayed indefinitely until CBS decides to pay up. If they should decide to do so, it's going to be very expensive. According to TV Line. The main culprits for this delay, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, are reportedly looking to increase their per-episode salaries from north of $300,000 (plus a quarter-of-a-point on the back end) to a possible, whopping $1 million dollars! Then their other costars ,Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who are currently getting around $125k and $75K per episode, respectively, also are want to get more money. Warner Bros. TV released a new statement regarding this issue. It reads like this: "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, »
It’s that dreaded moment for TV executives everywhere – contract negotiations. And this TV season’s negotiation drama has started with a big bang indeed!
The cast of Chuck Lorre smash The Big Bang Theory have missed their original season eight production start date due to the fact that contracts have not been signed by the show’s stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. While CBS seem to be playing it cool, Warner Bros. TV did release a statement to confirm that production had been pushed back.
The Big Bang Theory is a huge show for Warner Bros. TV, estimated to generate up to $2 billion in revenue. As the show was renewed for three more years back in March, we’re definitely not surprised that negotiations have gone this long.
The Big Bang Theory season eight is still set to return in September, but »
- Lucy Cave
Those waiting for their next 22-episode dose of Sheldon being insane, Penny being a doofus and Leonard being entirely too reasonable might be waiting a little longer. Reports out of La are saying that production has stalled on the upcoming eighth season of The Big Bang Theory, owing to ongoing contract negotiation between the cast and the studio. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco are among the stars still trying to make a deal over their payment for the next series of the phenomenally popular CBS sitcom, which was due to return on September 22nd.
Allegedly Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco are all seeking sizeable raises in their salary, which have been steadily rising from the $60,000 per episode they were paid in the first three seasons. Right now they’re looking to receive something close to a cool $1 million, as well as more backend money. That amount would put »
- Tom Baker
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that production on season 8 of the worldwide TV blockbuster The Big Bang Theory has been officially delayed by CBS, as contract negotiations are still continuing with five of the shows stars: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. What has been going on throughout the summer has now affected the start dates of what will be the show’s eighth season, and the talks are still on-going.
“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory – which was originally scheduled for today – has been postponed”, Wbtv said in a statement, as the first table read for episode one of the new season was due to take place today. It remains to be seen when the show will finally start production, and there is clearly still some negotiating to do before the show can continue. CBS and Warner Bros had »
- Scott Davis
Duh duh….Duh, our prediction of Big Bang Theory being postponed came to be. CBS has confirmed that the first table read of season won’t happen on the planned date of July 30th-today. Now it has been postponed until further notice as the original cast is standing their ground over a raise. The show is expected to resume production, at least according to the heads of CBS. The show was renewed for three more seasons, hence why they are asking for a raise. Here is the official statement that Warner Bros. TV released about it.
“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin [Wednesday, July 30] — has been postponed
This does not come as a surprise. We figured at such a short notice and no signs of agreement, then that they would likely need to delay. Again, no signs of an agreement being reached have been show yet. »
- Sarah Peel
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The Big Bang Theory stars are at odds with producers over their contracts and it's delayed the start of Season 8. But this isn't the first time stars have battled their own shows. Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are said to asking for "Friends money"—up to $1 million an episode—while costars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are also said to be angling for raises. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch already signed different deals. CBS and creator Chuck Lorre don't seemed worried about the hold up—especially given the fact that the network already renewed The Big Bang Theory through season 10—but there's still enough impasse to prevent a delay in »
Contract talks for CBS hit "The Big Bang Theory" have officially delayed production on the new season of the sitcom which was to begin today.
Actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have not yet reached a new deal with studio Warner Bros. Television and it's unclear just how long production will be delayed as the impasse remains.
The recent three-season renewal of the show, and its place as TV's No. 1 comedy among total viewers for the past several years, gives the cast considerable leverage.
Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are reportedly seeking up to $1 million per half-hour, along with a cut of the show's back-end - up from $325,000 per episode. Helberg and Nayyar are also seeking hefty raises.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Sheldon is tearfully saying "bazinga" in the corner right about now. Big Bang Theory has delayed production on season 8 due to contract delays with the Emmy-winning cast, Us Weekly can confirm. "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed," Wbtv tells Us in a statement. The CBS smash comedy received a three-season renewal in March, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast is looking for hefty salary increases before returning to [...] »
Production on The Big Bang Theory's eighth season has been delayed as the show's five stars continue negotiating their contracts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first table read was scheduled forWednesday, but Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helbergand Kunal Nayyar are not returning to work on the CBS comedy until they reach a new deal with Warner Bros. Television.
"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 Wednesday.
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- Sadie Gennis
A funny thing happened this pilot season. Or rather, a funny thing didn’t.
The networks turned out a handful of multi-cams with laugh tracks — or sweetened live studio audience recordings, as they like to refer to them.
Whatever you call it, it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. And I know I’m not alone.
I love to laugh. Just don’t tell me when to do it.
This isn’t a rant against multi-cams: I adore “The Big Bang Theory,” and barely notice the audio. Maybe it’s because I’m laughing. Or maybe it’s because the show is actually — wait for it — funny.
And as a child of the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up on a steady diet of sitcoms. “Mash.” “Cheers.” “Happy Days.” “The Cosby Show.”
It’s not the format I have a problem with. It’s the humor, or the lack of faith in it. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well.
When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast of HBO’s Emmy-nominated “Silicon Valley,” show creator Mike Judge already had an idea about the types of actors he wanted to see in his fictional tech startup.
“Mike really knows this world,” McCarthy says. “It was great because (he) knows what’s authentic. (But) a lot of it is instinct. We were lucky that we were putting an ensemble together that could be populated with a lot of the people we have known from the comedy world for many years.”
- Christy Grosz
In much the same way that dramas like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky friends or Michael Bluth watching his family unravel around him, characters like Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on Fox’s “New Girl” and Lena Dunham’s Hannah on HBO’s “Girls” celebrate their eccentricities.
The quirky lead has been a part of TV since “I Love Lucy” took home an Emmy in 1952, according to John Leverence, senior veep of awards at the TV Academy. He cites “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and more recently, “Cheers” and “Frasier” as good examples of shows with off-kilter personalities at their core.
However, it’s just been in the past decade or so that »
- Christy Grosz
The Big Bang Theory contract standoff continues and has forced production on the new season to be postponed. E! News has confirmed the CBS comedy has delayed the start of season eight as stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar all remain without new contracts. "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory—which was originally scheduled to begin today—has been postponed," Warner Bros. TV, which produces The Big Bang Theory, said in a statement. CBS renewed the hit drama for three more seasons—all the way through season 10—in March. Earlier in July CBS boss Nina Tassler told reporters at the 2014 TCA Summer Press »
As reasonably anticipated yet still worth reporting, production on Season 8 of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory has been officially postponed, as the five leads wait to hammer out new contracts.
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“Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin [Wednesday, July 30] — has been postponed,” reads a statement from Warner Bros. TV, which produces TV’s most watched, highest rated comedy.
Production has been pushed back one day for now, with the situation to be reassessed on a day-to-day basis.
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“The Big Bang Theory” has hit a stumbling block on its way to another season. Production on the series, which was due to begin Wednesday, has been postponed as series stars including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco continue to negotiate their contracts. Also read: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik to Host ‘Candid Camera’ Reboot “Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed,” Warner Bros. Television said in a statement Wednesday. The series, a ratings giant for the network, is scheduled to return to the air. »
- Tim Kenneally
Warner Bros. TV is delaying the start of production on CBS’ blockbuster sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” because of its contract wrangling with five key stars stars including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco.
The “Big Bang” actors were set to return from their summer hiatus today for a table reading of the first episode for the show’s eighth season. But with no new deals in place with the show’s core trio plus Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, Warners had little choice but to table the table reading rather than add to the tension between studio and actors.
“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.
- Cynthia Littleton
The Big Bang Theory contract talks have officially delayed production on the CBS hit comedy. Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have not yet reached a new deal with studio Warner Bros. Television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the cast officially not returning to work on season eight. "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 Wednesday. The first table read of the season was scheduled to take place today. It's unclear
- Lesley Goldberg
Americans may be watching more scripted dramas than ever this summer, but they’re still making time for NBC’s longtime warm-weather fave “America’s Got Talent.”
Last week, a pair of two-hour installments of the competition series locked down the top two spots on the program rankings in both young adults and total viewers, teaming with “American Ninja Warrior” to help NBC beat its rivals in key demos.
In Nielsen’s “most current” estimates summer to date, “America’s Got Talent” — now in its ninth year — stands as TV’s top series in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. Its first five originals this season also currently stand as TV’s top series telecasts of the summer in these categories.
Overall, NBC tied with Univision for the week’s lead among adults 18-49 (1.2/4), and they were followed by Fox and CBS (both 1.0/4), ABC (0.9/3) and top cabler USA (0.7/3). The Peacock »
- Rick Kissell
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