With "The Big Bang Theory" going out on the market for a syndication deal, it’s likely to be the biggest deal within the next three years — until "Modern Family" hits the syndication market in 2013, B&C reports.
But given the state of the market, it’s questionable how much cash "The Big Bang Theory" will produce. The last comedy that generated any cash in the syndication market was "How I Met Your Mother," which signed off on its deals just before the economy tanked in 2009.
Another big variable is whether "The Big Bang Theory" will attract a bidder willing to pay up for exclusivity.
Some industry observers say Warner Bros. believes it may attract about $4 million per episode, matching the money it received for "Two and a Half Men," according to the article.