Rumors have been swirling around about the possible delay of "The Big Bang Theory" season 11 due to actress Kaley Cuoco. It seems like she is not too happy about the attention that Bernadette (Melissa Raunch) is getting over her pregnancy in the plot.
Ever since "The Big Bang Theory" season 10 has started, many fans have grown to enjoy Bernadette and Howard Wolowitz' (Simon Helberg) pregnancy journey. The viewers are treated to a comedic showcase about the complications that would-be parents are facing. This interesting part of the plot has seemed to have taken away the spotlight that was once shown on Kaley Cuoco and her character Penny.
Because of the recent shift of attention, Kaley Cuoco is concerned about being overshadowed and that she thinks that this can be remedied if her Penny gets pregnant by her husband Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki). It has been reported that if the show runners will not allow this to happen, she will not be in "The Big Bang Theory" season 11.
Furthermore, Kaley Cuoco also mentioned that another season of "The Big Bang Theory" will be really expensive to produce. It might probably be from the fact that she, along with her co-stars Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), and Johnny Galecki each get $1 million US dollars per episode, while her other co-stars Kunal Nayyar (Raj Kuthrapali) and Simon Helberg each makes $750,000 US dollars per episode.
A pregnancy for Penny's character might be a welcome change to most fans since for the past few seasons, she has been stuck with Leonard. Fans think that her character may have already reached the end and that writers should slowly write her off as she is not that important to the plot anymore. On the other hand, Bernadette's character has been progressing a lot through the season.
No confirmation yet on the renewal of "The Big Bang Theory" season 11. As of the moment, season 10 airs every Thursday, 8 PM ET on CBS.