12 March 2014Variety:
Sheldon and Leonard will be geeking out on CBS for years to come thanks to a mega three-season renewal pact that CBS has struck with Warner Bros. TV for “The Big Bang Theory.”
Deal for primetime’s No. 1 comedy runs through the 2016-17 season, shoring up a cornerstone of CBS’ schedule. “Big Bang” has logged its highest ratings to date this season, its seventh, averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/19 share in adults 18-49.
I like Big Bang Theory and I’m glad to see they are getting renewed. Whether they can sustain three more seasons worth of content is uncertain, of course. The current cast’s story lines are progressing rapidly. The current season, whilst still enjoyable, is not their best work.
I also doubt they’ll be able to keep all seven leading actors on the show for three more years. Although, maybe they need some fresh blood to open up some new story lines.