It is probably not too much of a surprise that CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory through to the 2016/2017 season. Being the most watched comedy show in the world makes this a no brainer.
“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television,” said CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler in a statement. “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. We’re proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week.”
Fans of the show have been quick to point out that no sitcom (not even Seinfeld or Friends) has ever received back-to-back three-season renewals so this is quite a unique moment for the show and with Sheldon entering into a “Relationship Agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, it can only be a matter of time before we see a Sheldon-Amy wedding on the horizon.
For you doubters or anyone that missed the big moment, here is the clip where Sheldon and Amy share a romantic kiss on Valentine’s Day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zva3SRxQCv0These days for a show to even get a pilot is good going, to survive the first season seems to be getting more difficult each year but to head towards the big 10 seasons check point is a remarkable achievement.
This latest deal will ensure the show goes down in history with the heavyweight big hitters such as Friends” and “Frasier”. Worryingly though, the flip side is that this will probably ensure that the TV schedules on E4 and Channel 4 will be full of Big Bang Theory here in the UK, who famously seem to latch onto a show and milk it for a few years to many.
Anyone remember when it felt like Channel 4 seemed to show Friends 24 hours a day? Enough of my complaining, in an age where shows are cancelled on a regular basis, this really is a slice of TV history. Not bad for a show full of science/nerd/geek jokes.