'The Big Bang Theory' Up To A Couple More Seasons; Showrunner Already Had An Idea On How It Will End
Rumors about CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" getting the ax after season 10 has been officially doused as it was announced that Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and the crew will be around for a couple more seasons. This means that the CBS top rater will be on the boob tube until 2019.
The show's original members - Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, and Jim Parsons had sealed the deal for two more seasons. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, on the other hand, have yet to sign theirs, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The two mentioned actors are still in negotiations with the management in the recently ordered seasons. It was reported early on that the five original cast members have agreed to receive pay cuts to see to it that both Rauch and Bialik will get their raise, BBC has learned.
CBS has previously expressed their confidence in the show adding that it will carry on after its current season. Furthermore, in August 2016, network chief Glenn Geller even stated at the Television Critics Association that they will put "The Big Bang Theory" on the air for as long as everyone wants it.
Showrunner Steve Molaro also mentioned that it is not in the plan to end "Big Bang" in season 10. However, he hinted that he already has an idea on how the sitcom will wrap up. Molaro added that he had this thought going on for quite some time now, though they have not yet talked about it and went on saying that such idea makes him sad.
Meanwhile, "The Big Bang Theory" prequel dubbed "Young Sheldon" is slated to begin late 2017 as it will star Iain Armitage who will portray the titular role. Parsons is said to narrate and show run the upcoming spinoff alongside Molaro and Chuck Lorre.
"The Big Bang Theory" season 10 airs every Thursday on CBS. Watch a video about the show here: