The negotiations Simon Helberg spoke of were the contractual agreements that the Big Bang Theory cast members semi-regularly went through during the show’s later years, when they became one of the highest-paid casts on TV.
So as far as celebrities to ask for money, Helberg & Co. make sense from a logical standpoint, even if it doesn’t necessarily make sense to ask any celebrities for money, least of all after slamming their work. While it’s possible The Big Bang Theory could spark some kind of a cast reunion in the future, similar to the Friends reunion special on HBO Max, it’s highly unlikely the show will ever be revived in scripted form.
For as widely popular as The Big Bang Theory was during its twelve-season run on CBS — and still is via its exclusive streaming home on HBO Max — the sitcom definitely wasn’t without its vocal detractors.
The cast members are all pretty happy with their post-TBBT lives, with Mayim Bialik buoying her podcast efforts with Fox’s Call Me Kat and her shared Jeopardy! hosting duties.