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CBS Renews ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for Two More Seasons

Veteran Comedy Expected to Be Paired With Upcoming Prequel 'Sheldon' Next Season

It is official. CBS has picked-up the top-rated sitcom in primetime, “The Big Bang Theory,” for two more seasons. This takes it through the 2018-19 TV season, which will put it in a tie with “Two and a Half Men” and “My Three Sons” as the second longest running scripted comedy in the history of television (behind “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” on ABC, which aired from 1952 to 1966). “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FX and FXX is now also at 12 seasons.

Debuting on Sept. 24, 2007, “The Big Bang Theory” is expected to lead-into upcoming prequel “Sheldon,” which will focus on the character of Sheldon Cooper as a nine year old.

Debuting on Sept. 24, 2007, “The Big Bang Theory” is expected to lead-into upcoming prequel “Sheldon,” which will focus on the character of Sheldon Cooper as a nine year old. The entire cast — Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch – will be returning.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  • moshane58

    Glad to hear this.Love this show..

  • renamoretti1

    The prequel idea is just gross.

    Shame on Les Moonves for letting it happen. 🙁