CBS announced a deal to renew hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory for another three years through the 2013-14 television season.
The show, which stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Kaley Cuoco, has always been a hit with geeks for its witty, scientifically accurate dialog, and frequent references to pop culture. However, the last season has seen a huge ratings boost coupled with more media attention — making a long-term renewal a no-brainer for the studio.
It also helps that 2010 was a particularly good year for Parsons, whose portrayal of Sheldon Cooper won not only a 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series but also a Golden Globe win this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical.
If you’ve neglected to watch Big Bang Theory in the past, I completely understand as I’ve never been a fan of sitcoms and even less a fan of any program that features a laugh-track. Yet, much like I casually gave The IT Crowd a try, I am now hooked on Big Bang Theory.
Anyone else extremely excited to hear the news that this show will be around well into the future?