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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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[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:01 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:00 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 11:15 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 10:35 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 10:24 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 10:02 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
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