'Big Bang Theory' Could Finally Be Ending After The Next Season
Believe it or not, it's been over 10 years since American sitcom The Big Bang Theory first hit our screens. As many of you will know, the show was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and follows a gang of nerdy, socially-awkward scientists living in Pasadena, California as they navigate careers and relationships - and occasionally hang out in the comic book store.
So far there's been 11 seasons - but now it seems that the 12th may be its last.
Appearing at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena today, actor Johnny Galecki - who plays experimental physicist Dr Leonard Hofstadter - revealed that the end could be in sight for the show.
"The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [The Big Bang Theory] has been that we're all going to be very sad when that day comes," Galecki told reporters. "But I think at this point everyone's very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families."
Sounds like the decision's been made, to be honest - though it's probably time to call it quits, really, isn't it?
The series became popular not just from the catchy theme song written and recorded by Canadian alt-rock band Barenaked Ladies, but also because of its many references to the cult science fiction and fantasy world, including Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who. There are also often cameos from cult stars like Wil Wheaton, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton.
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But over a decade in and it could well be time to call it a day. After all, there are few TV shows that can last so long - even Friends stopped after 10 years and 10 seasons.
At the press tour, Galecki also talked about other projects, including ABC's Roseanne nine-episode revival. He'll just be appearing in one episode, reprising his role as David Healy - saying that scheduling is the main reason why his role in the reboot is so brief.
TVLine asked him if the negotiations for him to be lent out to Roseanne were delicate, to which he replied: "'Delicate' is a good word for it.
"It was probably most unconformable only to me," he continued, "because obviously Big Bang is my home and my family. But I probably wouldn't have been on Big Bang if it hadn't been for Roseanne. So there were the politics to be considerate about, but everyone was very supportive."
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