The Big Bang Theory has been one of the 15 most watched TV shows in the country since season three, back in 2009, including three straight seasons in the top three. That’s an absurd level of success; even Modern Family, once its closest sitcom ratings competitor, has dropped out of the top 20. The Big Bang Theory could probably run forever — and by all reports, it’s never been better; the “Sheldon finally gets big banged” episode, in particular, was supposed to be surprisingly sweet — but there’s an end date in sight.
When asked by the Hollywood Reporter whether next season, its 10th, would be the show’s last, showrunner Steve Molaro said, “I think so.” He quickly added, “I can’t speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we’ll be then, but it’s certainly possible that it could go past that.”
“The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don’t know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There’s still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn’t be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line.” (Via the Hollywood Reporter)
All co-creator Chuck Lorre would say is, “I’m not going to presume to know how many years this has because it’s ridiculous for me to guess,” which is accurate, but not helpful. Even if The Big Bang Theory, which is approaching its 200th episode, does bow out next season, it’s not like we’ll finally be free of bazingas. TBS reruns will make sure of that.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)