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'Big Bang Theory' Contract Negotiations Have Officially Delayed Season 8

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The Bazinga is officially on us.

CBS' continued failure to reach contract agreements with the stars of "The Big Bang Theory" is officially delaying the start of production for Season 8, reports E! News.

In a statement, "TBBT's" production company, Warner Bros. TV, said, "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory -- which was originally scheduled to begin today (July 30) -- has been postponed."

The stars of the show, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, are reportedly all seeking substantial raises, with Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco-Sweeting looking for something in the $1 million per episode range.

CBS, which has already renewed the series through Season 10, recently told reporters that it was confident an agreement could be met, with Chairman of Entertainment Nina Tassler saying, "These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year," according to Access Hollywood.

If only CBS had a real Sheldon Cooper do the negotiations. His roommate agreement contract is pretty ironclad.

The good news is that despite the production delay, the Season 8 premiere date hasn't been pushed back ... yet, anyway.

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"The Big Bang Theory" is scheduled to premiere Monday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

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