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[03/18/09 - 01:31 PM]
CBS and Warner BroS. Television Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory"
The agreement renews TWO AND A HALF MEN through the 2011-2012 season and THE BIG BANG THEORY through 2010-2011.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS AND WARNER BROS. TELEVISION ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR BROADCAST AGREEMENT FOR "TWO AND A HALF MEN" AND "THE BIG BANG THEORY"

CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the hit comedy series TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY, it was announced by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, and Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television.

The agreement renews television's Number One comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN, through the 2011-2012 season, and one of television's fastest-growing series, THE BIG BANG THEORY, through 2010-2011.

"Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre for these two series has led to great entertainment for television audiences and has been very good business for CBS," said Tassler. "With these shows firmly in place, CBS is well-positioned for more comedy success in the years ahead."

"We are extremely grateful to and appreciative of CBS for the support and long-term commitment they have made to both of these remarkable series with their well-deserved, multi-year pickups," said Roth. "We look forward to many more years of continued mutual success."

The ratings success of TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY has helped establish CBS's Monday night as the Number One comedy block on television. This season, CBS's Monday night comedy lineup is up +13% in viewers, +11% in 18-49 and +9% in adults 25-54.

TWO AND A HALF MEN, currently in its sixth season, is the Number One comedy in both viewers and adults 18-49, averaging 15.09 million viewers (up +14%), 5.1/ 11 in adults 18-49 (up +13%) and 6.3/13 in adults 25-54 (up +11%).

THE BIG BANG THEORY, in its sophomore season, is averaging 10.05 million viewers (up +20%), 3.7/10 in adults 18-49 (+12%) and 4.4/10 in adults 24-54 (up +10%).

Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle, Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor star in TWO AND A HALF MEN, which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eric Tannenbaum & Kim Tannenbaum, Mark Burg, Oren Koules, Don Foster, Eddie Gorodetsky, Susan Beavers and Mark Roberts are executive producers.

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar star in THE BIG BANG THEORY, which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Lee Aronsohn are executive producers.





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[08/18/17 - 12:05 PM]
Walkers Are Invading AMC for "The Walking Dead" Multi-Weekend Marathon Event Beginning Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 A.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special" on Sunday, September 10.

[08/18/17 - 11:29 AM]
MTV Announces New Host Terrence J. and Cast for Its Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Before the premiere, audiences can get a sneak peek at the new cast in an audition tape casting special, airing Wednesday, September 13.

[08/18/17 - 09:54 AM]
Viceland Announces Fall Line-Up with New Shows & Returning Favorites
Returning are network staples "Bong App├ętit" with Abdullah Saeed, Vanessa Lavorato and Ry Pritchard, "Weediquette" with Krishna Andavolu, "Cyberwar" with Ben Makuch, and "Hamilton's Pharmacopeia" with Hamilton Morris.

[08/18/17 - 09:01 AM]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Executive-Produce One-Hour Telecast "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live" to Inspire the Public to Rethink High School and Explore Ways to Prepare Students for Careers of the Future
The one-hour special will air across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on Friday, September 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/17 - 09:00 AM]
Season Two of Original Scripted Series "Chesapeake Shores" Catapults Hallmark Channel as Top-Rated and Most-Watched Cable Network
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/18/17 - 08:20 AM]
Video: WE tv Releases Cast & Sneak Peek for Season 9 of Hit Series "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars"
The season will feature a brand new house of dysfunctional couples including Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin, Bobby Panahi and Asifa Mirza, Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane, Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly & Mehgan James and DeAndre Perry.

[08/18/17 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/17 - 07:49 AM]
Car Pros Make Room for the Under "Dogs" in Discovery's All-New Series "Gear Dogs (WT)"
The series, formerly known as "House of Cars," premieres Monday, September 4 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[08/17/17 - 03:30 PM]
AXS TV Greenlights Season Three of the Popular Original Music Series "Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance"
Production on the 12-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.

[08/17/17 - 02:47 PM]
MTV's Iconic "Unplugged" Franchise Returns This Fall
The new season will feature an eclectic, superstar lineup of global pop culture artists and will kick off with multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and "2017 Video Music Awards" nominee and performer, Shawn Mendes.

[08/17/17 - 12:55 PM]
Buddy and His Team of Skilled Bakers Return to TLC's "Cake Boss," with Early Premieres on the Network's TV Everywhere Platform, TLC GO
Look for five new episodes becoming available on TLC GO this Friday, August 18 and an additional five episodes on Friday, August 25.

[08/17/17 - 12:45 PM]
Freeform Gets Its Wings with First Original Christmas Movie, "Angry Angel," from Sony Pictures Television
From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck, the two-hour special holiday feature stars Jason Biggs, Brenda Song, Ricky Mabe, Andrew Bachelor and Andy Favreau.

[08/17/17 - 12:34 PM]
TBS's "Conan" Heads to Israel for a Special Primetime Episode to Air September 19
O'Brien plans to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem among other locales to be announced in the coming weeks.

[08/17/17 - 12:26 PM]
National Geographic Goes Inside ISIS in Powerful New Drama, "The State"
A compelling fictional story based on extensive research, "The State" follows the experiences of four young British men and women who have left their lives behind to join ISIS in Raqqah, Syria.