CBS' hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory is finally entering into its supernova phase. There were previous reports that The Big Bang Theory will have two more seasons but the award-winning show is officially going to end with season 12 in 2019. Many fans are wondering why the network took the sudden decision to end the show and the shocking reason has surely made several heads turns.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. TV & CBS decided to end The Big Bang Theory in 2019 because the show's lead star Jim Parsons was ready to walk away from it. The lead stars of The Big Bang Theory reportedly earns nearly $1 million per episode. If Jim Parsons decided to stay on the show for another two years, he would have made more than $50 million including profits.
According to the report, this salary amount was what CBS was trying to negotiate with the actor who became a household name because of his character Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Since the show has an ensemble cast and the future of the show was not possible without Parsons, the network decided to wrap up the story in 2019.
Over the years, for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons has won four Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe, and even created a voice-over role in the spin-off Young Sheldon. Many are even suggesting that Parsons' story on the show had come to an end in season 11. In TBBT season 11, Sheldon was shown getting married to his longtime girlfriend Amy (Mayim Bialik) and many suggested that Jim deserved the right to walk away from the show.
Parsons himself shared an emotional goodbye message.
The 12th and final season of The Big Bang Theory will premiere on September 24 on CBS. The show will feature Parsons along with Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch. With season 12 The Big Bang Theory will become the longest-running multi-camera series in TV history. As recently reported, viewers can expect one fun ride with the upcoming season. Fans can expect to see how the writers will try to connect The Big Bang Theory with Jim Parson's Young Sheldon.