It should come as no shock that CBS announced today that the network has renewed television’s biggest sitcom The Big Bang Theory for two additional seasons. However, contract parity between two of its female stars has kept the renewal from happening earlier.
While ratings for TBBT have dipped the last few years, it is still CBS’s number one show, and the highest rated sitcom by miles. However, the series isn’t owned by CBS, and the network had to negotiate a new deal with studio Warner Bros.
The Big Bang Theory will also have spinoff Young Sheldon to air with it next year, developed as a prequel, single camera sitcom compared to the multi-camera set up of TBBT. With the renewal, you will see seasons 11 and 12, each with 24 episodes.