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'The Big Bang Theory' renewed through 2017

Leonard (Johnny Galecki, left) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons,

Leonard (Johnny Galecki, left) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, right) on "The Big Bang Theory." Credit: Warner Bros.

"The Big Bang Theory" will be back (and back, and back): CBS just handed the series a three-year renewal notice that'll keep it on the schedule through 2017, or the hit's 10-year anniversary. 

“This multi-year deal further strengthens our network’s position for future seasons," said CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler in a statement. Indeed it does. "BBT" is TV's most watched comedy, and big hits like this don't roll around all that often anymore.

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