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3-Year Theory: Big Renewal Deal for 'Big Bang'

Created: 03/12/2014 2:01 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

CBS says it's renewing its hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory" for three more years.
    
The extraordinary three-year deal would carry TV's most-watched sitcom through the 2016-2017 season, the series' 10th on the air.
    
"The Big Bang Theory" premiered in September 2007 and has been a ratings smash for virtually its entire run. It has averaged nearly 20 million viewers each week this season.
    
A comedy about science nerds and the people who love them, it stars three-time Emmy-winner Jim Parsons as well as Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.
    
It airs Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  

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This image released by CBS shows, from left, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." CBS says it's renewing its hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory" for three more years.
Photo: AP/CBS, Michael Yarish

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