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The Big Bang Theory has done something that only a few, special shows get to do in their time on the air: last for nine seasons. With so many milestones passed for the show and its’ characters, fans everywhere are wondering how much longer the popular show will be around. Now, we’ve gotten some updates on the future of The Big Bang Theory from showrunner Steve Molaro.
The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don't know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There's still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn't be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line.
Well, way to be cagey, Steve Molaro. He gave his thoughts to The Hollywood Reporter recently, and was, obviously, reluctant to stick to a future for the show one way or the other. Which, if you think about it, makes complete sense.
If the show were to continue past season ten, a feat that wouldn’t be unheard of for a show that’s the number one comedy among the sought after 18 to 49 age bracket, that extension would most certainly be up to the show’s creators and the cast. In the same article, Chuck Lorre, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, voiced an opinion that is usually echoed by television show insiders when asked about the future of their show. Typically, they will say it always comes down to whether or not everyone involved still loves doing the show.
It also makes sense that Steve Molaro would answer questions about the tenth season of The Big Bang Theory with a lot of hemming and hawing because it really is just too damn difficult to predict future seasons when you’re still in the middle of the current season. I mean, the man probably barely has time to sleep or see whatever family and friends he may have. So, let’s not pressure him too much with thoughts about subsequent seasons, OK?
As anyone who’s read any self-help book ever could tell you, there’s something to be said for keeping your mind planted firmly in the present. Stepping outside of season nine (while still working on it) and starting on season 10 would likely make Steve Molaro lose his mind a little bit.
In the meantime, the comedy will celebrate its’ 200th episode this season, and Steve Molaro knows that there are plenty of milestones and surprises that could come along for that, or at any point in the show’s future. So, if you’d like to hold out hope that The Big Bang Theory will continue into an eleventh season or beyond, just know that there’s a whole list of things that could still be used to propel the show through that point.