The Big Bang Theory is set to stay on our small screens for quite a while longer. Variety is reporting that CBS has put in place a huge three-season renewal deal for the comedy series. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and others are also in the midst of contract renewal negotiations with Warner Bros. TV, which will most likely see some handsome pay rises for the stars.
The number 1 comedy series continues its uphill climb, logging in its highest ratings to date this season. In the States, the current season, the show’s seventh, is averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/19 share in adults 18-49. Those are some pretty big numbers.
CBS Entertainment Chair Nina Tassler says, “Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television. This multiyear 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.”