BIG BANG THEORY renewed for another three years

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October 25th, 2016 at 4:20:12 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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After 5 weeks of the new season, TBBT (season #10) still remains the number one comedy by far. While still ranked #2, "Modern Family" (season #8) is barely above the other two ABC sitcoms, "The Goldbergs" (season #4) and "The Middle" (season #8). At least they don't seem high enough to justify the $100+ million cast salary.

Matt Le Blanc's heavily promoted new sitcom, "Man with a Plan" debuted in week #6 above Modern Family, but pilots with famous cast members tend to get high ratings for their debut. The pilot would not have seemed out of place in "Leave it to Beaver" except for the Latina school teacher and the iPads. Critical reviews were generally terrible.

SITCOMS AT WEEK #5

Network Viewers Yr/yr 18-49 Yr/yr
(mil) change demo change
2 Big Bang Theo. CBS 14.597 -4.04% 3.55 -4.93%
23 Modern Family ABC 7.530 -4.91% 2.38 -7.13%
28 The Goldbergs ABC 6.544 -0.88% 1.92 -4.95%
30 The Middle ABC 6.403 -12.63% 1.64 -13.23%
34 2 Broke Girls CBS 6.131 -4.57% 1.64 2.07%
37 Last Man Stand ABC 5.913 -12.30% 1.10 -9.09%
39 Black-ish ABC 5.748 -1.71% 1.72 -3.23%
41 The Good Place NBC 5.537 1.54
44 Superstore NBC 4.717 -7.06% 1.26 -14.42%
48 The Odd Couple CBS 4.579 -32.02% 1.12 -20.57%
53 Dr. Ken ABC 4.066 -22.78% 0.86 -21.82%
63 The Real ONeal ABC 3.308 -16.02% 1.05 -6.70%
..
FOX sitcoms (including animated or mixed live action/ animated)
..
45 The Simpsons FOX 4.677 16.96% 2.03 16.44%
57 Son of Zorn FOX 3.693 1.54
66 Family Guy FOX 3.107 0.52% 1.45 -1.19%
70 Bob's Burgers FOX 2.803 22.49% 1.25 18.73%
71 Last Man/Earth FOX 2.382 -13.30% 0.98 -14.78%
74 New Girl FOX 2.027 -19.46% 1.01 -9.82%


"The Simpsons" now in season #28 is increasing it's numbers again. As it will end the season with 618 episodes, it will almost certainly be renewed for another 22 episode season so it has more episodes than Gunsmoke (635 episodes). They will never be able to resist breaking the record.
October 25th, 2016 at 4:45:37 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
After 5 weeks of the new season, TBBT (season #10) still remains the number one comedy by far.


Last season? Or will there be another one?

I still laugh. I still enjoy it. But part of me wants to see the storylines wrapped up.

On the other hand, their military-backed project is supposed to take two years...
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October 26th, 2016 at 6:50:44 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
Last season? Or will there be another one?


After 300 episodes of Michael Weatherly playing Anthony DiNozzo on NCIS for CBS, the show seems to have survived his leaving. Weatherley's new show, "Bull" which follows NCIS is by far the most watched new show this season.

It seems almost impossible to believe that CBS won't try to split TBBT into two shows and collect revenue for an hour of commercials.

Look at Kunal Nayyar as Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali. He sometimes delivers less than 20 lines in an episode and he is being paid $700K-$800K per episode.

Quote: Raj lines
Series 9 Episode 24 Ė The Convergence Convergence
Raj: You sure?
Raj: Youíre right. You realize what this means?
Raj: Congratulations.
Raj: Open it.
Raj: Is there a window around here we donít know about?
Raj: Yeah, of course. What else could it be? Boy, do I love America.

Raj: Okay, look, Iím on the Air Force Web site, and the department that e-mailed you is in charge of acquisitions. So maybe they just want to give you a lot of money for your invention.
Raj: No, I was just thinking about Jurassic World. Boy, that was terrible.

Raj: You canít ignore it. Itís not that postcard that says itís time to go back to the dentist.

Raj: Oh, dude. The minute you opened that e-mail, they knew you got it. I mean, theyíre probably looking at you through the camera right now. I love America.
Raj: Oh, if itís even the U.S. Military. It could be foreign military pretending to be American.
Raj: I also love the enemies of America.


Raj: Howard, there must be someone at the university you can go to for help.
Raj: What about the guy on the Channel Four News? You know, Four on Your Side? Maybe he can be on your side.
Raj: Iíd like to think the Four on Your Side guy cares about me.

Raj: Uh, turn left here and see if he turns with us.
Raj: Oh, no.

Raj: I, I think he wants us to pull over.
October 26th, 2016 at 7:04:49 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
Look at Kunal Nayyar as Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali. He sometimes delivers less than 20 lines in an episode and he is being paid $700K-$800K per episode.


But remember all the episodes when he couldn't speak if Penny was on screen :)

No doubt CBS will want a spinoff either while the show goes on or after it ends. But if the former, then the show needs to go on for another season.
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October 26th, 2016 at 7:26:18 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
But remember all the episodes when he couldn't speak if Penny was on screen :)

No doubt CBS will want a spinoff either while the show goes on or after it ends. But if the former, then the show needs to go on for another season.


As I understand it, CBS has the option to renew for one more season and the actors can't walk. However, the salary is up for negotiation (but presumably there are some guidelines in the last contract).

Jim Carrey declined an upfront salary for his role in the film, Yes Man. He was instead paid 36.2% of the film's gross after its production and marketing costs were recovered which amounted to $35million. Until Jm Parsons can make that kind of money in film, he will probably be very happy with $24 million for a season of TBBT.

Right now the principals earn $1,000,000 per episode + more than 1 point of the series' backend money (2014-2017)
October 26th, 2016 at 10:58:02 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
After 300 episodes of Michael Weatherly playing Anthony DiNozzo on NCIS for CBS, the show seems to have survived his leaving. Weatherley's new show, "Bull" which follows NCIS is by far the most watched new show this season.


I couldn't make it thru a whole episode
of Bull. It's Tony DiNozzo playing a
lawyer, it was awful.
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November 12th, 2016 at 8:48:23 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Maria Canals-Barrera (age 50) was on TBBT episode last night playing a cleaning woman that Kunal Nayyar's (age 35) character is attracted too. The implication was that she would return for another episode.

Previous love interests have been played by actresses younger than him



Given the extreme rarity of female characters on TV involved with men who are significantly younger, is this an attention getting device, or a serious attempt at changing stereotypes?

In the TBBT episode, the character is miffed that Rajesh thinks she is Mexican when she is Cuban. Maria Canals-Barrera played a Mexican American in her last TV series.
November 12th, 2016 at 11:45:52 AM permalink
Evenbob
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The new season of NCIS without Michael
Weatherly is unwatchable. The Gibbs
character is getting so old the show is
kind of ridiculous now. Mark Harmon
is 65 and looks every bit of it. The
show has the same audience Matlock
and Murder She Wrote did, people over
60. I can't imagine a 20 something watching
for even 5 minutes.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 12th, 2016 at 12:12:30 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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They did a segment on SATC about men with shoe fetishes. The story was that it is the most acceptable form of fetish to women, because so many of them suffer from the same fetish (although in their case it is considered normal).


I think TV should start catering to fetish market, just to keep ratings up.
December 14th, 2016 at 6:58:03 AM permalink
ams288
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There was some awards show on the other night and they interviewed Sheldon on the red carpet. Of course he was asked "Is this the last season?" and he gave some evasive "I don't know, I hope not" answer.

It will be very interesting to see how contract negotiations go...
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