CBS Renews The Big Bang Theory for THREE More Seasons

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CBS has delivered some majorly big news to fans of The Big Bang Theory.

The network announced today that Sheldon and company will be sticking around at least through the 2016-2017 television season, renewing the small screen's highest-rated sitcom for THREE more years.

“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 announcing the mega deal, adding:

“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."

The Big Bang Theory Season 7 marks the show's most-watched season to date. It is averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/19 share in adults 18-49.

Bazinga, TBBT Fanatics. Bazinga.

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TBBT Quotes

Stephen Hawking: You made an arithmetic mistake on page two. It was quite a boner.
Sheldon: No, no ... that can't be right. I-I don't make arithmetic mistakes.
Stephen Hawking: Are you saying I do?
Sheldon: Oh, no, no, no, of course not. It's just, I was thinking.... Oh, gosh, golly, I made a boo-boo and I gave it to Stephen Hawking.
Stephen Hawking: Great, another fainter.

Sheldon: Why do you have the Chinese character for "soup" tattooed on your right buttock?
Penny: It's not "soup," it's "courage."
Sheldon: No it isn't. But I suppose it does take courage to demonstrate that kind of commitment to soup.
Penny: How'd you see it? You said you wouldn't look.
Sheldon: Sorry. As I told you, the hero always peeks.