With ‘How I Met Your Mother’ about to take its final bow, CBS made sure its OTHER comedy behemoth would stick around on March 12 — the network renewed ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for three more seasons!
Sorry, Thursday night comedies on every other network — The Big Bang Theory is not going away anytime soon, so you can kiss your ratings goodbye.
‘Big Bang Theory’ Renewed — For 3 More Seasons!
It’s like Groundhog Day, but instead of six more weeks of winter, we get three more years of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting!
HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety confirms that primetime’s number one comedy will be sticking around for many years to come. Which is fair, since this season — the show’s seventh — has logged its highest ratings yet. The show averages 19.79 million viewers a week, which is TV speak for “they’d be insane to cancel it.”
“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler. “This multi-year deal further strengthens our network’s position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audiences the best in comedy. We’re proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week.”
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The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on CBS, but chances are you already knew that.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will you tune in for the next three seasons of Big Bang? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy