While a lot of shows get cancelled after a year or two, a lucky few can last up to a decade or more on network and cable television. However, while there are a lot of pros for the actors on these shows---including steady work and big paychecks---The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco recently revealed in an interview that there are certainly some net cons for playing the same female character for 10 seasons on television. Here's what she had to say on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:
It's true that fashion changes a lot quicker for women, and it doesn't help Kaley Cuoco that Penny is truly the most fashion-forward of the Big Bang Theory bunch. Her male companions rarely think about what they are wearing---unless they are dressing for a costume event---and really have worn similar t-shirts and outfit's through the CBS comedy's run. Cuoco's character Penny, on the other hand, has gone through a slew of changes on the series. Early on she wore a lot of crop tops that showed off her abs. She later got landed a real career and switched to a more professional wardrobe, also trying out a new short haircut. And it's the haircut thing the actress seems most sensitive about, here.
It's kind-of amazing how much traction a TV character or an actress can get for lobbing off her hair. There has been a lot of talk about the short haircut Penny has rocked, and it certainly shows the difference between playing a female character on The Big Bang Theory. I suppose if Sheldon were to suddenly try and grow a beard, it might raise an eyebrow or two, but it's the ladies who try out fashion cycle after fashion cycle and have to look back at the changes later.
If you've been keeping tabs on The Big Bang Theory, you may already know that CBS' hit sitcom is heading into the final season of it's big renewal contract. While the show could still be renewed beyond the upcoming Season 10, the cast and crew are staying pretty mum about whether or not the upcoming season will be the show's last. In fact, Cuoco had this to say to Jimmy Kimmel:
It will likely be some time before we know whether or not The Big Bang Theory will return for Season 11, but at this juncture, it seems like we can expect some more wardrobe changes for the ladies on the sitcom this year. In addition, if you'd like to know more about Season 10, head here.
The Big Bang Theory returns on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET, only on CBS and will shift into its regular Thursday night timeslot following the football season. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on the other hand, airs weeknights on ABC. Take a look at the full fall TV premiere schedule, here.