In this mysterious universe, other than The Big Bang Theory, one another theory of Jim Parsons’ exit from the BBT remains unsolved. What was the actual reason behind it?
The Big Bang Theory met a bitter-sweet ending on 16 May 2019. The show that successfully ran for 12 seasons of 279 episodes had to end abruptly without meeting its end as planned. The show was meant to run for two more seasons, a Season 13 and 14, and then meet its planned ending. CBS and Warner Bros and the cast were all prepared to give the fans an ending they deserved. But a decision of Jim Parsons to exit The Big Bang Theory ruined all the plans and forced the co-creator, Chuck Lorre, to end the show.
- Why did Jim Parsons leave The Big Bang Theory?
- The series had a long future – claimed John Shaffner.
- Jim Parsons revealed the reason behind his exit.
But what made Jim Parsons exit the show while leaving everyone in the void? What was the reason Jim Parsons leaving The Big Bang Theory in its 12th Season making the show end abruptly?
Why did Jim Parsons leave The Big Bang Theory?
Jim Parsons played the genius Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory for over 12 Seasons. The character, and Jim both were a household name right after the debut of the show.
Fans loved the nerdy Sheldon Cooper, his theories, his curious nature, and his IQ. Behind all, it was the portrayal by Jim Parsons that made Sheldon believable. Then why Jim Parsons decided to leave the Big Bang Theory?
The series had a long future – claimed John Shaffner.
Though the show met its end in Season 12, the production designer of the show, John Shaffner, revealed that CBS and Warner Bros had fixed plans to take the show forward.
In an interview with Metro.co.uk, John revealed how the news of Jim Parsons’ exit broke the crew’s heart.
He said: “It was midway through the season. We were on a hiatus week and we came back and did our production meeting where we went through the script very quickly.
“And then we got up and left and they started doing the table read and somewhere during that time word had got out that it was the last year.”
He continued explaining how the crew took this news: “I was back in the office and I found out about this and I went down to the stage and I saw Johnny [Galecki] and Kaley [Cuoco] in the comic book store and they were just hugging each other and crying.
“It was very hard for a while for people to accept the decision and the crew was very disappointed because it was a good job.”
He revealed in the interview that the Network had a plan to continue the series for two more seasons.
“What had occurred was Jim Parsons had been in touch with [co-creator] Chuck Lorre over the hiatus week and had said he couldn’t come back and do anymore.
“And Chuck had always said if one member of the cast left the show then the show would have to end. Warner Brothers and CBS wanted to sign for about two more years.”
Jim Parsons exit was enough a reason to put an end to the journey of The Big Bang Theory, as continuing without him wouldn’t have been possible.
Jim Parsons revealed the reason behind his exit.
For the most part, the reason behind Jim Parsons exit from The Big Band Theory had remained unknown. But in an interview in 2019 with The Hollywood Reporter, Jim tried to explain that his exit was as normal as it could have been and that there were no conspiracies or incidents that made him do so.
He said: “It was the first time in my life of doing this show that it occurred to me that I might want to not do another contract after [season] 12 was up.”
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m an Aries or just because maybe I’m in touch with myself. Whatever it is, once I had that thought, I was like, ‘Well, that’s your answer.’”
Knowing that there are many theories out there and that no one would believe how simple his exit was, he went on explaining:
“There was no factor; there was no situation that I was like, ‘Well, I’ve had enough of that.’ No. There was nothing like that. It was just…when you know, you know.”
To the fans of The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons’ reason to exit the show might not seem convincing enough, but sometimes its as simple as that after giving twelve years to one show.