March 19, 2009

CBS orders more ‘Men,’ ‘Bang’

CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television say they have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement regarding two popular U.S. sit-coms.

The agreement renews Two and a Half Men through the 2011-2012 season, and The Big Bang Theory through 2010-2011.

The deal was announced Wednesday by Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, and Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television.

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, Tassler said in a statement. 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, added Roth. We look forward to many more years of continued mutual success.