The Big Bang Theory has secured a two-season, 48-episode renewal at CBS, the network announced Monday.
Sources say that The Big Bang Theory co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are still without contracts though both are expected to return once a new deal can be worked out.
The new pact will take the multicamera comedy from Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and showrunner Steve Molaro through its 12th season. It’s unclear if season 12 will be the show’s swan song.
CBS CEO Les Moonves teed up the renewal during an investor gathering earlier this month, declaring that a deal was “on the two yard line.”
For CBS, Big Bang Theory joins previously announced NCIS (and Young Sheldon) on the network’s 2017-18 schedule as the network handed out early pickups to its most valued drama and comedy.