Aware that hit sitcoms are no longer growing on trees, CBS announced Wednesday that it has picked up juggernaut “The Big Bang Theory” for three additional season.

The renewal keeps television’s top-rated comedy and network television’s top-rated scripted series on the air through the 2016-17 season.

In announcing “Big Bang” will air for at least ten seasons, CBS did not rule out the possibility of an additional renewal once 2017 arrives.

“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and THE BIG BANG THEORY is the biggest comedy force on television,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “This multi-year deal further strengthens our network’s position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audiences the best in comedy. We’re proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week.”

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