The Big Bang Theory, which debuted back in 2007 and has been an exponentially rising in popularity ever since, will be on TV screens for another 3 seasons following CBS’s order. This will take the sitcom into double figures with a total of 10 series – can it go even further?

Big Bang TheorySheldon and Howard work things out in the season 7 finale

 If these stats continue, there’s no reason why not; The Big Bang Theory is currently averaging 19.79 million viewers with a 6.1 rating in adults 18-49, and a 7.8 in adults 25-54. Any performances akin to that in the 8th, 9th or 10th season, then you can expect to see 11 and 12.

"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."

The show follows four socially awkward yet brilliant scientists (apart from Howard, he’s and engineer) and their friend Penny, who lives across the hall. To begin with, Leonard Hofstadter was the main character, but due to Sheldon’s popularity, the show has shifted to focus on him, even though Leonard and Penny’s relationship is a constant theme.

Three more Chuck Lorre series are set to be renewed: Two And A Half Men is set for a 13-episode final season, while Mike & Molly and freshman show Mom are all expected to follow through with at least one more season.