Mixed emotions among sitcom viewers and pop culture fanatics as geek sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ made it official they’re ending.
Finale to happen in May 2019
Broadcasting network CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions are planning to come up with something big to end the show on a high. In a joint statement, they said “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”
Jim Parsons wanted to leave the show
Since the show debuted in 2007, Jim Parsons won 15 awards and 54 nominations for the playing the role of Sheldon Cooper, most by any of the seven lead actors, including the prestigious Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series’. However, according to People magazine, talks ended when CBS was “trying to negotiate two more seasons” but Jim Parsons backed out.
Harrison Ford’s appearance not yet confirmed
Sitcom viewers will be in for a surprise for the final season premiere as the show creators say the premiere will be a “special broadcast”, but didn’t reveal details of what’s coming up. In fact, executive producers Steve Holland and Steven Molaro told Yahoo that they were keen on getting Harrison Ford or Sir Patrick Stewart to make an appearance. Perhaps, that could be the surprise?
Young Sheldon renewed for one season
Meanwhile, the spin-off based on Sheldon Cooper’s childhood got renewed for one season. According to www.tvseriesfinale.com, the show has had a decent viewership between 11.1 million to 17.2 million. Also, the show has had above-average ratings, with a 7.3/10 by TV.com and 76% by Rotten Tomatoes.