Did anybody else watch the BN marathon today? I always seem to catch the same episodes
We plan on getting cable with our tax money. I'm excited.
I would just wait for the final box set after season 8+ is over with (last I heard he was under contract for at least 8 seasons).
Granted it is old news from 2009 but it is common for actors to add a year or more to a contract when they get a raise (and some raises are retroactive so they get a big check for work done). And just because they are under contract doesn't mean the show will stay on air.
As to how many years the show is profitable to make, who knows. Ratings are important but even decently rated shows get canceled if they cost too much (and not so great shows are kept if they are cheap enough).
The complete box sets are just cheaper, and by the end of the show you have a pretty good idea if you liked it enough to have a complete set. If I bothered to buy anything it would be the whole show or nothing.