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The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular shows on television and it’s been that way for several seasons now. Despite the fact the series is wildly popular, The Big Bang Theory’s cast contracts will be up after Season 10 and many fans are wondering if the show will continue after that. Obviously, word is still out on the street regarding a potential renewal after next season, but Jim Parsons did recently express that the show could go on for a long time, thanks to quality writing and an avid cast. Here’s what he had to say:
The writers are still so devoted and on top of it. The stories that come out are still so much fun to play — there’s no drudgery aspect to this.
In fact, he told TV Line that things are going so well that he can’t imagine which cast member might bail on The Big Bang Theory if it does get an additional renewal. Although he doesn't explicitly state that each and every actor or actress is on board, he does joke around about the possibility.
I’m trying to imagine when an actor in a good situation would go, ‘I’m out of here! I don’t think it would be between Seasons 10 and 11 — not if things are going well.
Parsons isn’t the only Big Bang Theory cast member who has recently spoken out about the CBS comedy’s potential for renewal. Kaley Cuoco also recently stated that the main cast really wants to be there, especially her. So, if their words hold true, at least we know that both Penny and Sheldon are in…
On the other hand, Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj on the series, has only been cautiously optimistic about the potential for another renewal, although he’s also said he would be keen to come back. Obviously deals would need to be worked out with the cast, and I’m wondering if there might be a thorn somewhere. Still, if Two and a Half Men could go on without Charlie Sheen, theoretically even if someone left The Big Bang Theory, the network could still choose to press on.
Plus, dollars can speak a lot, and The Big Bang Theory cast has historically made a lot of money on the show. The last time contracts were up, the main cast members re-upped for raises similar to the Friends salaries, while the supporting cast members also saw huge pay increases. If you are on a show that a good chunk of people still enjoy and you are making a lot of money on that show, there are theoretically few downsides.
If you aren’t super up on The Big Bang Theory, it’s currently airing Season 9 on the network. Season 10 was ordered as part of a crazy 3-year renewal a few years back. Which means the show will definitely be on the air again during the 2016-2017 TV season. In addition, there are still quite a few episodes left to air this winter and spring. You can catch new episodes of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET.