Exciting things are in store for the viewers of CBS hit comedy series, “Big Bang Theory,” when it returns on September 21 for season nine.
Showrunner Steve Malaro has confirmed that Penny and Leonard will tie the knot and officially becomes husband and wife when the storyline picks up few hours after the last season’s finale. However it will only be the beginning of their new life together, “As fun and as great as it is to see them get married, that’s only part of it,” he warns.
He said that they want to keep the plot “moving forward, as well as exciting and scary and fun.” With Penny’s commitment issues especially when it involves Leonard, she embodies how to try the unknown and “just jump in and hope for the best.”
In other news, Australia’s Seven Network has secured the rights from Warner Brothers to air the replays of the first seven seasons of the show with a total of 159 episodes.
The Australian reports that Seven has agreed to pay $100,000 per episode to get the show off from rival network Nine which in the past years, has utilized the series as gap-fillers between programs as it frequently garners a high viewer turnout.
The switch will happen in October with reruns airing on the main channel Seven and digital channel 7mate. The rights for eight season will be taken sometime in 2016. However, Nine still retains the privilege to show upcoming ninth season and subsequent ones.
“The Big Bang Theory is the world’s biggest comedy and in a world of uncertainty The Big Bang Theory provides demographic certainty. It will ensure we have Australia’s biggest digital channels and will give 7mate unprecedented demographic dominance. Having reliable go-to options is part of being No 1,” Seven director of programming Angus Ross said.
Season nine premieres on September 21.