Fans of The Big Bang Theory can breathe easy again, thanks to the show's recent renewal by CBS.
The hit comedy, featuring Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg, has been renewed for three more seasons by CBS.
The nerdy hit's network run will now officially extend into the 2016-2017 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler says of the show's renewal, "Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television."
The show has pulled in the most viewers of any TV comedy since its 2010 season, with nearly 20 million viewers tuning in for each episode. The sitcom, which is syndicated by TBS and played most weeknights by Fox, even routinely beats other top comedy contenders, including ABC hit Modern Family and NBC favorite Parks and Recreation.
While CBS is likely to make major moolah from the show's multiyear renewal, it will cost them a pretty penny if they want the cast to remain intact.
Warner Brothers is currently in negotiations with the show's biggest stars, Kaley, Jim, and Johnny, who all want a big ol' chunk of change to stick around.
The three are reportedly asking for $1 million per episode — a pretty big jump from the $325,000 they're currently making for each 30-minute show.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter