“The Big Bang Theory” has been renewed by CBS for three more seasons and will air up until season 10, the network confirmed Wednesday.
According to reports, the Emmy award-winning comedy continues to be a weekly hit and the current season has so far averaged 19.8 million viewers every week, up four percent year-on-year, and enjoys a 6.1 rating among adults under 50.
“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and 'The Big Bang Theory' is the biggest comedy force on television. This multi-year of 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,” Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, reportedly said in a press release.
“We're proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week,” she added.
"The Big Bang Theory," which first aired in 2007 stars Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter; Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper; Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz; Kaley Cuoco as Penny; and Kunal Nayyar as Raj Koothrappali. Melissa Rauch who plays Bernadette Rostenkowski and Mayim Bialik who plays Amy Farrah Fowler joined the show in later seasons and became regulars on the show soon after.
HBO's “Game of Thrones” may end after its seventh season, co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reportedly said, during a recent interview with Vanity Fair.
“We know there's an end somewhere in the seven- or eight-season zone. It's not something that goes 10, 11—it doesn't just keep on going because it can,” Weiss reportedly said. “I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”
Benioff reportedly said: “It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” adding: “If we're going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season four is right down the middle, the pivot point.”
“Game of Thrones” will be returning for its fourth season on April 6.