Geeks will continue to dominate CBS’ comedy line up with the renewal of the hit series “The Big Bang Theory.” The network has just announced that they’ve picked up the show for not one, not two, but three more years! This will extend the show’s run throughout the 2013-14 television season. Are you ready for more nerds on your screen?
“It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to see why this show is a BIG part of our comedy future,” said CBS Entertainment president 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.”
“The Big Bang Theory” has been on the air since September 2007. The show finished the 2009-2010 season as the number one “scripted series in adults 18-49 and the number two comedy among viewers.” Despite it’s move to Thursdays this season, it’s still managed to earn an average of “13.8 million viewers (up 7 percent versus the year-ago time period) and a 4.7 rating/14 share in adults 18-49.”
Not only does it boast great numbers but it also has an Emmy to its credit. Star Jim Parsons recently won the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for his work last season.
Good move CBS, now if only you would pull the plug on “Two and a Half Men.”
What do you think of CBS’ decision to renew The Big Bang Theory for three more seasons? Will you watch?