Big Bang, Practice picked up

Television viewers, you can put down your axes... for now. Three shows were deemed worthy enough to continue airing today, as networks continue to whittle down their fall lineups by keeping what they like and booting what they don't.

CBS has apparently been impressed enough with its new half-hour comedy The Big Bang Theory to let it stick around. The network today announced that it is ordering a full season of the show, making it the first new comedy to be given a pickup.

The laffer stars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons as two hapless geeks who couldn't pick up a woman with a forklift. Their dorky worlds are turned upside-down when an attractive blonde moves in next door and befriends them. According to CBS, the show averages almost 9 million viewers per week.

Unsurprisingly, one of the most hyped new shows is also getting a pickup thanks largely to a crossover fan base. Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spin-off focusing on fan-favorite Addison (Kate Walsh), has been extended to a full season, according to E!. The show has had the strongest numbers of the new programs since it debuted in late September.

CBS's The Unit has also been extended to a full season. The drama, now in its third season, stars Dennis Haysbert and follows a group of Special Forces members who go on top-secret missions around the globe.

Both Big Bang and Private Practice join The CW's Gossip Girl as the only new shows to be given full-season orders so far this season. Only Online Nation, a CW show centering on Internet phenomena, has been officially canceled so far.

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Yay, Gossip Girl, The Big bang theory AND Private Practice being continued!
This is a total day-maker :)
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wow, not to many new shows have been picked up.
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I love big bang theory and i really hope it "survives" this writers strike. Was just such a lovely little find on a Monday night. I love the characters..
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great for big bang theory the other shows are just ok to me
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yay for Big Bang. Boo for Gossip Girls and Private Practice. That's exactly what we need, another overexagerrated teen drama and an overexagerrated hospital show.
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I love Big Bang and Gossip Girl and Private Practice is not so bad either...very excited to hear they all got full seasons!!!!!
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I love Big Bang Theory and Private Practice. They really do need to pick up Chuck and Pushing Daisies. Chuck is great and Pushing Daisies was surprisingly interesting...
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I'm glad Big Bang Theory is sticking around!! That show is so hilarious!! I didn't think it was going to be that good, it's so hilarious I have to watch it, and Sheldon is such a smart alec, he's the funniest person on the show.
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Nice , Good shows
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"THE BIG BANG THEORY" is an excellent example of a new TV series "swinging in a hammock" {that is, inbetween two successful established series on the same evening; to cite one example of this technique, CBS used "the hammock" to build "M*A*S*H" into a hit on Saturday nights during the 1973-'74 season, inbetween "ALL IN THE FAMILY" and "THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW"- eventually, the series became the keystone of the network's Monday night schedule [as "TWO AND A HALF MEN" is now] in the late '70s}. It's a good show, no doubt about that- but it wouldn't be the success it is without the "hammock".
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I like PP, I think that's a good new show, I'm glad it gained a full season
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Hooray for The Big Bang Theory! I am a huge fan of Johnny Galecki, and am glad to see him in a TV show now.
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I don't watch any of those shows. I hope Pushing Daises and Samantha Who get picked up. I also wouldn't mind if Chuck, Reaper and a couple of other shows I watched got picked up. adamonfire - I'm with you. I loved Arrested Development. I watched on episode of Big Bang Theory and that was enough for me.
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big bang is a very funny show glad to see it picked up
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Great news I love Big Bang it's a well-written comedy... I love those geeks!!!
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Bla bla bla bla...Private Practice SUCKKKSSS just like Grey's Anatomy!! I'm glad for The Big Bang Theory and Gossip Girl!!
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I'm happy for Private Practice!
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I am just thrilled about the big bang theory. What a funny show. These guys keep me laughing all the time. And Kaley Cuoco as the hot chick is just a bonus. I love her. Great show, and great cast.
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Yes, yes, yes. I am so happy The Big Bang Theory was picked up for the full season. This is my favorite new show. I laugh so hard during this show that I am falling off the couch. Really. Hilarious show.
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Yay! I'm so glad for Private Practice.
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cool I may check out BBT and Private Practise is a good show! Now if only the picked up Pushing Daisies and Samantha Who...
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so far three of my favorite new shows got full season! how cool is that?! Big Bang theory is hilarious!!! Sheldon cracks me up all the time. It reminds me of my all-time favorite Friends, because even if the script is not that funny, the way these actors perform cracks me up so mucho. I love that nerdy gang!
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Anyone who hasn't watched The Big Bang Theory doesn't know what they are missing. It is simply the funniest show on TV. Sheldon is hilarious. You really have to see this show. Terrific news it is sticking around.
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Great news for Big Bang Theory fans. This show is so funny. I love it.
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I love The Big Bang Theory. Best new sitom in years. I am so happy it will be around for a while.
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horray for The Big Bang Theory now only pushing Daisies and this fall season will be excellent for me
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Great news to hear The Unit is still kicking
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I don't watch either of those shows, but they seem to have a lot of fans so happy for them.
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Why was the Big Bang Theory picked up? I don't get it, I didn't laughed once at that show...
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The Big Bang Theory is a great show. Especially for those who consider themselves nerds/geeks.
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well i am so glad about private practice it is so good
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WOOHOO! I'm excited, I love The Big Bang Theory, it's my favorite new comedy. I just knew it wasn't going to be axed! :D
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.......... and yet Arrested Development got canned.



WE WILL NEVER GET OVER IT.
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Yeah for Private Practice! I LOVE that show.
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thats good news for the fans of those shows.
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Big Bang Theory isn't bad. I love watching The Unit and NCIS on Tuesdays! Private Practice isn't bad, but I don't like the woman who plays the other OB (Addy's college friend).
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PRIVATE PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay, Im so so soo happy that the ratings are staying steady. It is amazing. The cast is so talented.
This totally made my day/year!
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Now only Pushing Daisies and Chuck :D
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Prvate Practice is great... I haven't seen all the season's of grey's anatomy but I prefer Private Practice!
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