Would you believe it if someone told you that Jim Parsons duped the Big Bang Theory’s fans and cast of two more seasons? Well, according to the production designer’s narration, that is exactly what happened!
How would it make you feel if you knew that if Jim Parsons wanted, he could have saved the Big Bang Theory for two more seasons? According to the latest reports, had Jim Parsons not decided to quit the long-running iconic sitcom, the show would have gone on for at least 2 more seasons! Why, then, did the Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper decide to quit the show?
- The Big Bang Theory’s last episode, the Stockholm Syndrome, was aired in May 2019.
- Why did Jim Parsons quit Sheldon Cooper?
- Would you believe if someone told you that there could have been season 13 and 14 of the Big Bang Theory?
Why Did Jim Parsons Leave the Big Bang Theory?
The Big Bang Theory’s production designer, John Shaffner, spoke his mind and revealed that after a glorious 12 years, the end of the sitcom could have been pushed back a couple of years more. According to a Metro UK report, John Shaffner revealed the circumstances under which Sheldon Cooper, actor Jim Parsons, left the show.
“It was midway through the season,” production designer John Shaffner recalled. Furthermore he narrated that the cast and crew were on a hiatus week and when they came back and did a table read, “the word had got out that it was the last year.”
“What had occurred was Jim Parsons had been in touch with Chuck Lorre over the hiatus week and had said he couldn’t come back and do anymore.” The King of Sitcoms, director Chuck Lorre, had always said that if anyone out of the cast left the Big Bang Theory, the show would have to end.
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Subsequently, John Shaffner let the cat out of the bag, “Warner Brothers and CBS wanted to sign for about two more years.” Jim Parsons’ decision to leave the Big Bang Theory made everyone emotional including Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki.
“I was back in the office and I found out about this and I went down to the stage and I saw Johnny and Kaley in the comic book store and they were just hugging each other and crying.” Well, to face the facts, it made all of us cry!
But John Shaffner was very forgiving as he revealed what he thought about Jim Parsons’ decision. “It’s better to leave on top. I really appreciate where he was coming from in his head. I knew it was hard.”
So, what do you think? Was Jim Parsons right in quitting the show and leaving the Big Bang Theory’s fans and cast in a lurch? Moreover, which of his roles do you think is better— his latest one in Netflix’s Hollywood or as the Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.