LOS ANGELES – Here’s an announcement written in the stars: CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for an additional three years, taking it into the 2016-17 season.
It’s the second time the series has scored a three-season renewal. And one doesn’t need to be a science nerd to understand how the power behind the comedy’s ratings plays into its life extension.
The Thursday series, currently in its seventh season, is averaging a hefty 19.8 million viewers a week.
The nerdy strength of the show, which stars Emmy winner Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, extends beyond broadcast with syndication on TBS.
– Los Angeles Times