The Big Bang Theory will continue for more than ten seasons
The Big Bang Theory has long been expected to end after ten seasons, but CBS has confirmed this may not be the case.
Possibly because of the superstar demands of the show’s cast, or the show’s many similarities to the ten seasons of Friends, fans have long believed that 2014’s three year renewal of The Big Bang Theory until 2017 would be the last.
However, American network CBS, which is the Big Bang Theory‘s US home, confirmed at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that they are hopeful the upcoming tenth season will not be the show’s last.
CBS boss Glenn Geller told reporters: “We are very confident that everyone involved wants more Big Bang past year ten and I know Warner Bros. will make those deals.”
“We’ll put it on for as long as everyone wants Big Bang on the air. I hope it lasts forever.”
The news follows reports that The Big Bang Theory actors were game for eleven seasons or more.
Speaking last March to TVLine, Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, said: “I think it’s a given that we want to be here. That’s the overall consensus. It might be a sticky road, but if I have anything to do with it, we’d be here for much longer [than ten seasons]. That’s the goal.”
Sheldon actor Jim Parsons echoed the sentiment, saying: “If the opportunity to go past Season ten came up, I’d be very hard-pressed to tell you who [among the cast] might say no — if anybody would. I wouldn’t.
“The writers are still so devoted and on top of it. The stories that come out are still so much fun to play — there’s no drudgery aspect to this.
“I’m trying to imagine when an actor in a good situation would go, ‘I’m out of here!.’ I don’t think it would be between seasons ten and eleven — not if things are going well.”