CBS has officially announced the renewal of The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, and many other shows in its fall line-up. It is a relatively early announcement, and great news for Chuck Lorre. All his shows that he hoped would continue into the 2015-2016 season have been renewed.
The Big Bang Theory was already confirmed for another two years, so it is no big surprise. However, there were always chances that the viewership would drop considerably enough to take it off the air. That has definitely not happened, and The Big Bang Theory will enter its ninth season at the end of this year. It continues to be the most popular program for the network.
According to Buddy TV, Lorre’s two shows Mike and Molly and Mom have also both been renewed. CBS is happy with the viewership for both shows, with Mike and Molly averaging nine million people despite it airing on a Monday night and being in its fifth season right now. Mom airs on a Thursday along with The Big Bang Theory, so it is doing a little better and will enter season three at the end of the year.
Despite seeing a drop in ratings in the 18-49 demographic, 2 Broke Girls saw an increase of three percent this year. It is also up by three percent compared to How I Met Your Mother with an average of 9.58 million, according to Deadline. That increase has led to the decision for CBS to renew the program for a fifth season. It does mean that the show will air its 100th episode during the 2015-2016 season.
The details of the dates and times of the programs for the fall season have not yet been shared. It is likely that 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly will remain on Monday nights, with The Big Bang Theory and Mom stick to Thursday nights. Mom used to air on a Monday, and has seemed to see more success since its move last year.
This is all certainly good news for Lorre, who producers three of the shows. His flagship program Two and a Half Men came to an end this year; a decision he made rather than the network. The man has a knack for comedy, and his series Mom is quickly becoming the “fastest growing returning series” according to CBS. It may overtake The Big Bang Theory in the future if the writing continues.
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