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Updates on long-term renewals for Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory

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March 18th, 2009

We already knew the shows were longer-term renewals, but here are some updates from Broadcasting & Cable:

Per the new deal Men, currently in its sixth season, has been renewed through the 2011-2012 season, the show’s ninth. Big Bang, currently in its second season, has been renewed through the 2010-2011 season, the show’s fourth.

So Men gets a 3 year renewal and Big Bang gets two more years in this deal.

At the same time, the companies have settled their differences over money that Warner Bros. said CBS owed it for production costs on Two and a Half Men. Warner Bros. sued CBS in December for more than $49 million, claiming that if the show got picked up for a fifth and sixth season and met certain ratings targets, CBS agreed in 2003 to pay the studio a portion of deficits incurred over the first four years, as well as premiums on the license fees for years five and six.

A CBS spokesman confirmed the litigation was resolved, but would not comment on whether the deals to renew the comedies and to settle the lawsuit were made together.

Read the full story at broadcastingcable.com

 
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