In the world of TV being on a show that goes longer than one season is often a surprise and a wonderful way to make a living if you can get it. So we can imagine what Johnny Galecki, co-star of The Big Bang Theory, must be feeling having been on the hit series Rosanne for many years and now getting word that his current hit show will be renewed for three more seasons.
CBS made the announcement today and this renewal means the show will be on the network through the 2013-14 season. This doesn’t come as that much of a surprise considering how well the show does in the ratings. In addition, the network has a lot riding on the show considering it recently made a $2 Million per episode syndication deal. So, they really need it to last and obviously are willing to make the commitment to help it do just that.
Obviously, we’re thrilled here at the site because we really enjoy the show and the antics of the cast. Looking forward to watching this one for at least three more years.
Click through for the full press release from CBS. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Big Bang, you should. I airs on CBS Thursday nights at 8/7C.
CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the top-rated, critically acclaimed comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, and Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. The agreement renews THE BIG BANG THEORY for an additional three years, extending it through the 2013-2014 season.
“It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to see why this show is a BIG part of our comedy future,” said Nina Tassler. “From ratings to critical acclaim to pop culture buzz, it’s struck a chord on all levels. The creative genius of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and the on-camera talents of an amazing young ensemble have created a comedy that will entertain viewers for a long time. We’re proud to partner with Warner Bros. on another highly successful, long-running comedy.”
“We are delighted and grateful that CBS has once again rewarded THE BIG BANG THEORY with a multiyear renewal,” said Peter Roth. “This is a testament to the inspired and brilliant work of the show’s entire creative team, and we look forward to continuing this highly successful partnership.”
THE BIG BANG THEORY, which premiered in September 2007, had been part of CBS’s top-rated Monday comedy block for the past three seasons. It finished 2009-2010 as primetime’s #1 scripted series in adults 18-49 and the #2 comedy among viewers. Currently in its fourth season, THE BIG BANG THEORY has successfully transitioned to its new Thursday time period (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), emerging as the night’s dominant comedy in viewers and adults 18-49. It has also helped launch a second night of comedy for the Network. THE BIG BANG THEORY is averaging 13.89 million viewers (+7% versus the year ago time period), 4.7/14 in adults 18-49 (+15%) and 5.9/16 in adults 25-54 (+16%).