THE BIG BANG THEORY Renewed for Three More Seasons

     March 12, 2014


In a big yet unsurprising move, CBS has renewed ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory for three more seasons.  Though networks typically renew shows on a season-by-season basis, there are a few cases in which multiple-season pick-ups have been ordered (most notably Fox’s Glee), and in the case of The Big Bang Theory it feels quite warranted given its ratings performance.  The CBS sitcom just so happens to be the highest-rated comedy on television and has been for some time, and its current seventh season has been scoring the show’s highest ratings yet.

Variety reports that the three-season renewal for The Big Bang Theory will keep the series on air through the 2016-17 season, and contract renewal negotiations with key cast members are ongoing.  The Big Bang Theory is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, and the report notes that CBS is also expected to renew Lorre’s other sitcoms on the network: Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, and freshman series Mom.

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  • Jan

    This benefits no one except for the cast and crew, having job security for the next few years etc.

  • cruzzercruz

    And my inner sadness continues.

  • coolGuy

    love TBBT, but this season is so so so boring

  • mattinacan

    Chuck Lorre is the Michael Bay of television, just awful awful programming that the ignorant masses eat up

    • Marissa Evans

      I wouldn’t go that far, at least his humour’s not racist.

      • The Flobbit

        That’s like saying, the Zodiac Killer was fine because he didn’t do graffiti.

  • Bhammer100

    I like BBT so… yeah! But I just hope they expand and do something more and not just focus on same ol shit. Have the relationships actually change.

  • DoobieDave

    You people are all out of your goddam minds.

  • Tyler

    Well… my theory about the show ending upon it’s ninth season is pretty much shot.

  • ColinJ

    So, three more seasons of people dead-panning awful jokes and an obnoxiously over-enthusiastic laugh track.

    How do people watch this crap?

    • Marissa Evans

      THANK you for bringing up the laugh track. Holy shit I swear the people in the audience are high. It’s borderline Fullhouse or Saved by the Bell studio audience annoying.

      • ColinJ

        Seriously, THE FLINTSTONES had a more realistic laugh track.

  • calebrcrawford

    And Brooklyn Nine Nine, Community, and Parks and Rec (and the first 3 seasons of Arrested Development) struggle to find an audience… This makes me sad.

    • eternalozzie

      Every show you listed require a specific type of sense of humor the general public do not possess … they are for a niche crowd.

  • UN

    I’m excited for BBT , upset over two and a half men…..its already dead just complete the formality of burying it

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  • Marissa Evans

    It got worse from season 5 onwards, I’m amazed their still kicking this dead horse.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it was ever golden, but now it’s just dull. But hey, these are the people that are still trying to keep Two and a Half Men alive after Charlie Sheen left, so nothing surprises me.

  • The Flobbit

    Oh crap. Another 3 seasons of sexist jokes, nerd jokes, Amy being crude, Penny being ignorant, Sheldon being exactly the same, Raj and Howard being misogynistic and the main guy being fat and slobby. Another 3 seasons of poorly written material, stupid plots and general sh-t.

    Another 3 seasons of hell. *sigh*

    • Sweet Pea

      You know an awful lot about a show you claim to hate. I love TBBT, something needed to replace King of Queens as the best sitcom on TV.

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