CBS plans to keep "The Big Bang Theory" on air

Kaley Cuoco accepts the award for favorite network TV comedy series with the cast and crew of "Big Bang Theory" at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles January 6, 2016.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The universe is likely to keep expanding for TV's top-rated comedy, "The Big Bang Theory."

With cast contracts up for renewal, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller was asked at a TV critics meeting Wednesday whether he's optimistic the show will continue.

"We are very confident that everyone involved wants more 'Big Bang' past year 10, and I know (producer) Warner Bros. will make those deals," Geller replied.

The series about brainiacs and those who love them has an ensemble cast lead by Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Mayim Bialik. It begins its 10th season at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 19, then moves to its airing regular 8 p.m. EDT Thursday slot on Oct. 27.