Big Bang Theory likely to keep going, CBS boss says
Popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory could go forever, the boss of CBS network says.
The show is currently up for renewal but CBS boss Glenn Geller says we'll have Leonard, Sheldon and Penny on ours screens as long as we want them.
The current cast are only signed on until the end of season 10, which debuts in the US in September.
Geller's comments come after executive producer Steve Molaro suggested season 10 could be the last series.
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Last year Molaro said The Big Bang Theory's producers were planning to end the show after season ten.
"The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don't know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can," he said.
However, Geller told media in the USA that he was confident the show would continue.
"We are very confident that everyone involved wants more Big Bang past year 10 and I know Warner Bros. will make those deals," he said.
Geller said there was now a schedule for when an announcement about the show's future would be made.
"We'll put it on for as long as everyone wants Big Bang on the air," he said. "I hope it lasts forever."
The show was last renewed in 2014 in a deal that reportedly netted leads Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Kaley Cuoco (Penny) and Johnny Galecki (Leonard) over US$1 million ($NZ1.4m) per episode.
The Big Bang Theory is one of the highest-rated shows on television.