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CBS renews 'Two and a Half Men' and 'The Big Bang Theory'

March 18, 2009 |  1:08 pm

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?

Nah.

The "half" in the title was always meant as a joke on Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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