I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I say the most-watched comedy on television in the US, aka The Big Bang Theory, has been renewed.
Perhaps the more shocking part is that it’s in fact been renewed for three seasons. Upon revealing the renewal; CBS announced today that the show will at least run for a further 3 seasons, taking it through to the 2016-17 season.
Even though this 3-year renewal may come as a surprise to some, the network did exactly the same back in 2011, picking it up for seasons 5, 6 and 7 – which is currently on air. It seems their ballsy decision to pick up the show for a further three seasons paid off. Not that the show wasn’t doing well back then, it was, it just wasn’t pulling in ratings close to the 18-20 million it is now.
Nothing has been revealed yet in regards to the actors’ contracts, however I think it’s safe to say most if not all contracts will be in the negotiatian stages or already signed on. I very much doubt the fact CBS would go all in and make a big renewal on a show if the likes of the Jim Parsons or Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting were not signed on.
So what do you think about this news, are you happy the show has been renewed taking it through to 2016-17? Furthermore, do you think the show has what it takes to go for at least another 3 seasons? Let me know!!!