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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In a world where NBC Universal spent hundreds of millions of dollars to steal The Office from Netflix and HBO Max spent $425 million on stealing Friends from the same streaming service, it should surprise no one that a couple gigantic sitcom juggernauts are also having the kitchen sink thrown at them in hopes of gaining acquisition. I’m talking about CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men.

According to Deadline, WarnerMedia is looking to steal both shows for their own HBO Max service. The outlet stated that The Big Bang Theory alone could net north of $1 billion. However, with both Big Bang and Two and a Half Men on the table, the numbers look like they could very well cross $1.5 billion.

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But why are these shows so much more expensive than their Office and Friends counterparts? Well, these shows have never really been streamed. Sure, there have been instances where recent episodes have been available, but never several seasons at once. Should HBO Max lock this down, that’ll be three HUGE comedy sitcoms in one location.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.