For a show to get a pilot is amazing. For it to get picked up, that’s a stunning achievement. A second season is what dreams are made of for writers and actors alike. But to go 10 seasons is utopia. That’s exactly what “The Big Bang Theory” – which started back in 2007 (can you believe it?) – has done as CBS order a further three seasons.

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The pantheon of 10-season + sitcoms includes big hitters like “Friends” and “Frasier” and “Two And a Half Men” – all behemoths of the small screen, and Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Rajesh and Penny are set to join those illustrious ranks, and have made millions along the way.

“Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television,” said CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler in a statement.

“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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To reduce that statement into numbers would perhaps be more transparent, as cold hard figures are ultimately what decides if a show gets another season or not.

“The Big Bang Theory” has ranked as the No. 1 sitcom among viewers since the 2010-11 season. It continues to hold the top spot in key demographics for the second straight year, currently averaging 19.79 million viewers with a healthy 6.1 rating in adults 18-49 (the main one) and 7.8 in adults 25-54.

And it’s all looking goof for the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, who is expected to see CBS renew his other trio of comedies: “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike and Molly” and frosh entry “Mom,” starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

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