Can Leonard handle another three years living with Sheldon? It appears as though he will have to endure after CBS made a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television to extend The Big Bang Theory through the 2016-2017 Season.
This season the series has ranked as the highest-rated non-sports program in the major key demographics. It is currently the #1 comedy on television and the most watched. Averaging 19.79 million viewers this season, it is no wonder the network agreed to a three-year for the series.
Nina Tassler, Chairmen for CBS Entertainment said, "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."
It is safe to say that the next three seasons should fare well for stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. According to Variety, contract negotiations are in the works for Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco-Sweeting and others. Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady created and executive produce the series with Steve Molaro.
Tassler said, "We’re proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week."