Get ready for more nerdy comedy, CBS announced this week it has renewed “The Big Bang Theory” for three more season. The multi-year deal puts the hit comedy series on the air through the 2016-2017 season.
“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and “The Big Bang Theory” is the biggest comedy force on television,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “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.”
“The Big Bang Theory”, which premiered in September 2007, has been television’s #1 comedy in viewers since 2010-2011 and continues as the #1 comedy in key demographics for the second straight season.
The show and its stars have also received numerous awards including three Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” for star Jim Parsons (2010, 2011 & 2013), three People’s Choice Award for “Favorite TV Comedy” (2010, 2013 & 2014), two Television Critics Association Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy” (2009 & 2013) as well as “Individual Achievement in Comedy” for Parsons (2009). In 2011, Parsons won a Golden Globe for “Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy” while Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting also won a 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Comedic Actress.”
“The Big Bang Theory” can be seen Thursday nights at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
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