CBS’ legendary sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is set to make a ‘banging’ come back with season 13.
Ever since CBS’s legendary sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ came to an end with season 12 finale in May 2019, reluctantly we must say, the news about its possible renewal for season 13 has been making the headlines daily.
- Why the show was cancelled in the first place?
- Is Jim Parsons’ unwillingness the only reason the show got cancelled?
- Is season 13 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ really happening?
The show has been the network’s juggernaut with 12 seasons and 279 episodes for 12 years straight, even bigger than ‘Seinfeld‘. Recently director Mark Cendrowski revealed that season 13 is possible if he has these two things. What are those two things? Scroll down to know more.
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Why the show was cancelled in the first place?
The story started back in 2017 when CBS Chief Executive Len Moonves announced that season 11 and 12 will not be the last of it. However, 2 weeks before the season 12 finale, when creator Chuck Lorre was scheduled to call a formal meeting with the whole cast to discuss the upcoming seasons, show’s central character ‘Sheldon’ played by Jim Parsons dropped a bomb on the cast that he is not ready to come back for any upcoming seasons, that ‘this is it’ for him. Later in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, Parsons explained, “I think there is nothing new left to do. Not that we couldn’t keep doing it, but it feels like we have chewed all the meat off this bone”.
Naturally, the news left the other cast members rattled. Co-star Kaley Cuoco aka Penny opened up to “Entertainment Weekly” saying, “I don’t wanna leave!” Parsons’ on-screen wife Amy, played by Mayim Bialik, shared similar sentiments. Expressing her unhappiness with the show ending, in her vlog, she said, “Am I happy? Of course, not”.
Is Jim Parsons’ unwillingness the only reason the show got cancelled?
TV series get expensive as they get older. The actors of mega-successful shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for instance can extract much more money from the network as they need to keep the cast together to continue the show. Allegedly, CBS offered Jim Parsons $30 million for season 13 and 14, and still, he refused to come back.
Now, we know what the real reason was. Recently, Parsons was seen in a seven-episode Netflix miniseries called ‘Hollywood’ as the talent agent and sexual predator Henry Wilson in the post-World War II Hollywood. Safe to say, Jim Parsons is now keeping himself quite busy.
Is season 13 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ really happening?
First, it was Kaley Cuoco who teased about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reboot. In her interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, Cuoco revealed, “Everyone is doing rebooting. We might as well do it, like in a year!”
Now it is the show’s director Mark Cendrowski himself. He reasserted that the announcement of season 13 solely depends on the budget. If the economics of the show gets worked out and there’s enough fan demand for a show reboot, the idea of creating another season is pretty compelling. It has already been a year that ‘The Big Bang Theory’ aired its finale.
Now, do you think CBS should seriously think about reviving the show? If Jim Parsons isn’t ready to come back, who do you think can fill in his shoes for Sheldon? Lets us know your thoughts in the comments below.