"The Big Bang Theory" has gained cult status in its genre, garnering a large number of fans, and the last, ninth season saw a record number of 19.36 million viewers. While there was some speculation about further recordings of the series, CBS has now finally confirmed that they will bring out two more seasons of the popular story about the lovable scientists and their girlfriends. This is a great news for the fans who will be able to watch their favorite geeks in more new episodes.

Advertisers are also thrilled about the news because the show is most popular among people aged 18 to 49 years, which is the most sought after target market.

The stars agreed to take a pay cut

The decision to continue the series was reached after the stars agreed to reduce their salaries so that newly arrived members of the cast could get a raise. The original cast which includes, Jim Parsons,Johnny Galecki,Kaley Cuoco,Kunal NayyarandSimon Helberg, were paid one million dollars per episode. Compared to that astronomical sum, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch's 100,000 to 200,000 dollars per episode seemed rather unfair.

The original quintet agreed to reduce their salaries by the amount of 100,000 dollars per episode, so that their colleague's wages could be raised. Fans are super excited about this, and why wouldn't they be? 'The Big Bang Theory' is currently the number one show in many countries around the world.

On average, one season has 19.4 million viewers and they won nine Emmy awards. Talk about a quality TV show!

Jim Parsons will produce a spin-off of the series

However, this is not the end of good news when it comes to 'The Big Bang Theory'. As it was reported earlier, CBS ordered a spin-off the series. The new show is about a young Sheldon Cooper.

The show "Young Sheldon" (Young Sheldon) will revolve around nine year old genius Sheldon who attends high school in eastern Texas. Young Sheldon will be played by Ian Armitage (“Little Lies” HBO), and Jim Parsons will produce the series and give a voice to adult Sheldon as a storyteller.