3. The Big Bang Theory
Fans of the CBS comedy can breathe a sigh of relief: The show, starring Kaley Cuoco, is safe for at least three more seasons. Watch as socially awkward physicists Leonard and Sheldon interact with Penny, their beautiful neighbor who wants to teach them a thing or two about real life. Despite their differences, Penny and Leonard are (usually) head-over-heels for each other, and even Sheldon has found a girlfriend in neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. No matter what’s happening in their personal lives, Leonard and Sheldon and their two friends, Koothrappali and Wolowitz, still make time to take trips to the comic book store and participate in fantasy role-playing games.
4. Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy’s comedy will return for another season on CBS. According to Buddy TV, Mike & Molly will reach its 100th episode next year. Mike, a Chicago police officer, and Molly, a former fourth-grade teacher turned writer, are a working-class Chicago couple who live with Molly’s mom, Joyce. The couple originally met at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and now work together to try and live a healthier lifestyle, save money, and start a family.
5. Two and a Half Men
Who needs Charlie Sheen anyway? Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher are doing just fine in the comedy series, and fans can enjoy it for at least one more year. Two and a Half Men is about Walden Schmidt, an Internet billionaire who expects others to take care of him. After a failed attempt to drown himself in the ocean after his wife kicked him out, a suicidal Walden stumbles into a Malibu beach house, where he meets twice-divorced chiropractor Alan Harper and his underachieving teenage son, Jake. The two had been living with Alan’s now-deceased brother for the past eight years. Walden ends up buying the house and invites Alan to remain there.