When ‘The Big Bang Theory’ ended abruptly, fans of the show were left heartbroken and shocked. But recent news indicates that the cast of the show was blindsided by the decision as well. Here is everything that went down with the show’s cancellation.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ concluded after nearly a decade with 12 seasons under its belt. It is deemed as one of the most wildly popular sitcoms with a heavy dose of geek culture. This show was meant for everyone and anyone. But recent news has revealed that the show would have had two more seasons if Jim Parsons hadn’t quit. It was ultimately his decision to leave that made the creators put a stop on the show. So, what exactly happened during the last days of ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
- The cast did not even know
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the future it could have had
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the season that never happened
The cast did not even know
That is something you don’t hear every day. When Jim Parsons informed Chuck Lorre of his decision to leave, Warner Brothers started to roll out a proper explanation to let the crew know.
What went down was that Jim Parsons had contacted Chuck Lorre in the hiatus week to let him know of his decision not to come back and do the show anymore. And Chuck Lorre had always maintained that if one of the cast members left the show, he wouldn’t do it anymore.
When the cast was made aware of the cancellation, the decision to end the show with the 12th season was already confirmed. And it was time to say goodbye to the show that had been their home for 12 seasons. But had Jim Parsons not quit, what would the future of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ be?
‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the future it could have had
For over ten years, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper became a household name as an erratic, quirky, theoretical physicist. The show drew millions of viewers every week and was majorly centered around Sheldon and his group of friends.
When Jim Parsons decided to quit the show, it threw the plans Warner Bros had for the show out of the window. According to the production designer John Shaffner, the show was meant to go on for another two seasons, but all such plans went down the drain the second Jim Parsons decided to quit.
He further added that no one blames Jim Parsons though, he has stood by his role for a decade now and did justice to it. It was due to “creative saturation” that the actor decided to quit and explore other options that the film and TV industry had to offer him. But does this mean that the show can never make a comeback?
‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the season that never happened
Although Season 13 of the series never made it to our screens, rumours are doing the rounds that it could. Season 12 saw Sheldon winning the Nobel Prize he had been working so diligently towards since we first met him. Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) announced that they were expecting their first child, and Raj was just as single as ever.
The next season could focus on Penny and Leonard preparing to welcome their first child and Sheldon and Amy enjoying their married life, and Raj also might get married. Chuck Lorre has said that the gang could be back in a few years if the cast is feeling up to it.
Chuck Lorre just has to mention that the show is coming back, and we will be there, glued to our screen, pretending it never ended in the first place. Do you think Jim Parsons did the right thing by leaving ‘The Big Bang Theory’? And should there be a season 13? Let us know in the comments section below!