The Big Bang Theory ended after the completion of its 12th Season due to Jim Parsons exit, however, neither the cast nor the crew knew about the show ending.
It’s true that Jim Parsons’ exit was the sole reason behind CBS and Warner Brothers getting bound to put an end to The Big Bang Theory. A show that ran for 12 seasons consisting of 279 Episodes had obviously made its way to the heart of millions of fans worldwide. Thus, when it ended, it was an emotional moment for all the fans, cast, crew, and even the creators. However, the crew revealed that they weren’t aware of The Big Bang Theory ending so abruptly due to the exit of Jim Parsons.
- The Cast didn’t know about the show ending due to Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory.
- “The Cast didn’t even know” – revealed John Shaffner.
- “The Crew was very disappointed” – revealed.
- “I really respected what Jim did” – said, John.
The Cast didn’t know about the show ending due to Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory.
The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular and longest-running multi-camera sit-com show in the history of television, came to an end in May 2019.
It was reported that the Network was keen to continue the show for The Big Bang Theory Season 13 and one more season beyond.
However, all the plans went in trash-bin after Jim Parsons, the actor who plays Sheldon Coopers, announced his exit. Neither the cast nor the crew, who had been planning on an association with the show for a couple more years knew about this.
“The Cast didn’t even know” – revealed John Shaffner.
In an interview with Metro.co.uk, John Shaffner, the production designer of The Big Bang Theory, revealed how the show ending due to Jim Parsons was not known to the cast and the crew.
John revealed how the cast came to know about it. He said: “The news that it was ending had been leaked because Warner Brothers had prepared a proper roll-out of explaining it to everybody, but the cast didn’t know.”
He explained how in the middle of the Season, Jim Parsons decided to quit The Big Bang Theory, which led to the show ending without continuing after the season.
“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.”
“The Crew was very disappointed” – revealed.
John revealed that though the cast and crew didn’t know about it first when they came to know, they were extremely disappointed and emotional.
He said: “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 bookstore 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.”
“I really respected what Jim did” – said, John.
Even though The Big Bang Theory ending due to Jim Parsons’ exit made the cast and crew emotional, John said that he respected the decision of Jim. He said, “It’s better to leave on top.”
As per John, it was hard for everyone.
“But I really respected what Jim did. It’s better to leave on top. I really appreciate where he was coming from in his head. I knew it was hard. He had a lot of the hardest lines to say.”
The plans of CBS to continue The Big Bang Theory for two more seasons didn’t work out well. But the spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, which revolves around Sheldon Cooper, played by Iain Armitage, in his young days has become the next fan-favorite show.