The Big Bang Theory might not end after season 10 says CBS chief
11 August 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – CBS’ chief recently revealed that they do not believe “The Big Bang Theory” will end after season 10 amid the rumors claiming that it’s the last installment of the hit comedy series.
“The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 is set to come back this September and many believed that because the mother and brother of Penny will be introduced, the show will be wrapping up. However, CBS feels otherwise.
CBS chief Glenn Geller was at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday and he said, “We are very confident that everyone involved wants more Big Bang past year 10. I know Warner Bros will make those deals.”
Geller did not give away details as to when fans will know if “The Big Bang Theory” will get more seasons after the 10th installment but he said that they will put it on for as long as everyone wants the show on the air. He added that he hopes “The Big Bang Theory” will last forever.
Many fans were also concerned that “The Big Bang Theory” will no longer go past Season 10 as they compared it with NBC’s “Friends” ending after 10 seasons and “Seinfeld” not being renewed after nine seasons.
Others were quick to point out that “The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 might not be the last due to the fact that three of the main characters, Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, Johnny Galecki , who plays Leonard, and Kaley Cuoco , who plays Penny, have signed a three-year-contract, which expires this May. All of them are currently paid $1 million per episode.
“The Big Bang Theory” is also still very popular despite its long run. “The Big Bang Theory” Season 9 averaged 20.6 million viewers, which is at par with “NCIS.” These two shows are the only network series to top the 20 million viewership mark.
“The Big Bang Theory” executive producer Steve Molaro also recently said that he was not looking at Season 10 as the last installment for the sitcom but he already has an idea on how the show would end. He shared, “I have personal thoughts that have been floating around in my head, but we haven’t really talked about it. It always seems like this thing that’s off in the distance forever. Until it becomes closer to a reality, I’m not going to think about it all that much, because it makes me sad.”
“The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 will show the second marriage of Leonard and Penny and the pregnancy of Bernadette. It will be coming back to the small screen this September 19 at 8 P.M. on CBS.