When the final episode of The Big Bang theory airs, time will be called on one of the most successful television series’ in recent memory.
Whether or not you’re glad to see it go, it’s hard to argue with the plaudits it’s received.
It’s no surprise then that talks already seem to be happening over a second spin-off for the show, with CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl hinting that something may be in the pipeline.
Speaking to Deadline, Kahl admitted that he has had conversations with Big Bang‘s creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros TV about a new show, but they had been “nothing formal”.
He continued: “The ball is squarely in their court. If they want to talk to us about it, we are here to listen.”
Despite that, not everyone is as on board with the idea. Johnny Galecki who plays Leonard on the show recently declared that the show should “absolutely not” return.
When asked about a potential spin-off or revival, Galecki – aka Leonard Hofstadter – acknowledged: “The show could not continue without Jim [Parsons].”
Insisting that there is no Big Bang without Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper, he added: “I can tell you that no-one has any interest [in a spin-off].”
Parsons recently discussed why he wanted the show to come to an end. In a candid interview with Entertainment Weekly, he opened up about the decision to turn down CBS’ offer to make another season.
“It’s both as complex and as simple as just feeling innately that it was time,” he explained. “It speaks to a lot of things, none of them bad.
“There is no negative reason to stop doing Big Bang. It felt like we have been able to do this for so many years now, it doesn’t feel like there is anything left on the table. Not that we couldn’t keep doing it, but it feels like we’ve chewed all the meat off this bone. I guess at a personal level, it feels like the right time in my life.”
He went on: “I don’t know what’s next for me. It’s not like there is something specific I am aiming for. I’m firmly in my middle age now. I don’t know how much longer I can wear [the T-shirts] without looking really long in the tooth. In a way, it’s exciting. What is this next chapter of life?
“What is this next chapter for all of us? It will be very, very sad when it does end, even knowing [I am] okay with it. People are okay when they graduate but there are frequently tears at graduation. It’s hard to say goodbye to people that you have worked with for so long.”
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