CBS Renews Big Bang Theory… Three Times!

Dunce caps for anybody who didn’t see this one coming: CBS has picked up The Big Bang Theory. Aaand bonus points for those of you who predicted that the network would do a multi-year deal instead of a single one: The Eye has locked in the hitcom for three — count ’em, three! — seasons.

And really, why wouldn’t CBS want the show to go on, and on, and on? Not only has it managed to move to a new Thursday time slot without losing any viewers, it’s actually increased its audience (its up 7% from last year overall and 15% in adults 18-49).

Oh, and it’s also still awesomely good.

The news comes after Warner Bros., the studio behind Big Bang, renegotiated new (and lucrative) contracts with the show’s entire ensemble.

Thoughts? Or simply cheers for the network suits who had the smarts to pull off this no-brainer? Comment below…

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  1. rip van winkle says:

    I hate this show.

  2. Martin says:

    But it is down a lot in A18-49 from last years average, still thrilled, one of my two favourite comedies, tied with HIMYM.

  3. Diane Damaris says:

    While all shows (even as awesome at TBBT) must come to an end, I am SO DARN TOOTIN’ HAPPY that all of us fellow nerds and nerdettes don’t have to worry about that anytime soon!!! Viva The Big Bang Theory!

  4. Jac says:

    This is exciting news! Such a brilliant show. A lot of thought goes in to the writing. I love it. I am still hoping Sara Gilbert makes some more returns.

  5. chris jenkins says:

    I love the show. i’m glad it continues. it’s my favorite comedy on tv.

  6. DonLunte says:

    Why have I read this already on a German homepage, before you wrote about it?
    Im shocked!

    But nevertheless, awesome news, love the show :D
    Just too funny :P
    And Chuck Lorre is right, the more you know, the funnier it gets!

  7. TarheelBlue says:


  8. Jean says:

    I’m just so glad to see the word “hitcom” again.

  9. Allison says:

    I am VERY VERY happy! I’ve been with this show since the beginning, and have turned my family and friends onto it. I am very happy that it is doing soo well! Cannot wait for 3 more seasons of laughs.

  10. Darth Clavie says:

    Huzzah! Huzzah!!!
    Great news

  11. Boiler says:

    The only bad thing about this and its thursday success is it helpos the show after it but this is great

  12. Tereza says:

    that’s awesome!!! :))

  13. Lola says:

    WHOOO HOOO!!!!