CBS renews 'Two and a Half Men' and 'The Big Bang Theory'
If traditional sitcoms are dead, someone needs to tell TV veteran producer Chuck Lorre.
Today, CBS and Warner Bros. Television announced an agreement to broadcast three more seasons of "Two and A Half Men" and two more seasons of "The Big Bang Theory," which are both under Lorre's helm.
Currently in its sixth season, "Men" is the No. 1 comedy on television (and the top-rated show in syndication). "Big Bang," which has grown into a solid hit in its sophomore season, is averaging 10 million viewers.
Lorre, who admits to micro-managing his two shows to the point of personal exhaustion, said he received the news with "a mixture of elation, unbridled enthusiasm and deep, deep despair."
"I am micro-managing myself into a coma," he half joked. "At some point, I need to get a bumper sticker that says 'Delegate or die.' "
With the extra three seasons, "Men" fans will definitely see Angus T. Jones, who started working on the show when he was 8 years old, become an adult.
Does that mean Lorre will have to change the title?
The "half" in the title was always meant as a joke on Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen.
-- Maria Elena Fernandez