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The Big Bang Theory's universe is expanding. And expanding. And expanding! Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard will be around for a long time, as CBS has renewed the hit comedy for three (THREE!!!) more seasons. That means The Big Bang Theory will be on the air through the 2016-2017 season and reach one of television's great benchmarks: the god-like Season 10. 

A three-season renewal is extremely rare in the TV business, but not so uncommon for the ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory. CBS gave the show a three-season renewal back in 2011, which brought it all the way to the current seventh season. That just goes to show how important The Big Bang Theory is to CBS. The series is averaging 19.79 million viewers and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49, according to the network. Wow.

As part of the deal, The Big Bang Theory's cast can expect a big bump in salary, too. They currently each make $350,000 an episode, but with all the money the show is bringing in for CBS, they could find themselves making a ridiculous amount of cash soon. Do NOT be scared to ask Johnny Galecki to buy you a drink next time you see him.

TRIVIA TIME! Can you name the three other live-action comedies to reach Season 10 since the year 2000? (They specifically hit Season 10 after 2000, but not before.) The answer is in the comments!


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