‘Big Bang Theory’: Is CBS Considering More Spinoffs in the Future?

Sheldon Cooper leads his group of friends in a line out the door
The Big Bang Theory | CBS

The Big Bang Theory is coming to a close, but it was such a big hit that it’s hard to believe the network will just let it go. There is already the spinoff, Young Sheldon. Is the network considering doing more? Here is everything you need to know

If one of the producers want to do a Big Bang Theory spinoff, CBS would do it

CBS Entertainment president, Kelly Kahl told The Hollywood Reporter that more Big Bang Theory spinoffs are possible. But that would rely on one thing.

If Chuck Lorre or one of his awesome producers want to come to us with a new idea, we are all ears,” Kahl said. There is already Young Sheldon, but the boss also said nothing is up to replace the hit.

“We’ve never been stuck with nothing to replace it,” said the network president. “I don’t know that anything necessarily replaces Big Bang Theory, but we feel fortunate to have an extremely strong comedy that is still getting better and has already established a large audience.”

Johnny Galecki said the original cast won’t continue without Jim Parsons

Leonard and Penny sit next to each other while eating Chinese food in The Big Bang Theory
Leonard and Penny in The Big Bang Theory | CBS

The show essentially ended because Jim Parsons was ready to walk away from the role of Sheldon Cooper. Other actors could continue without him but it doesn’t seem like they want to.

Oh, absolutely not,” Johnny Galecki said according to News.com.au. “The show could not continue without Jim.” When the possible spinoff without the lead was compared to The Conners the actor continued. “They are very different situations,” he said. “But I can tell you that no-one has any interest [in a spin-off].”

Although it’s been reported that it was Jim Parsons who wanted to stop doing the show, Galecki said the rest of the cast agreed. “I don’t think anyone was in disagreement about [the show ending],” he said “but that doesn’t mean that it was an easy conversation. There were a lot of tears and a lot of hugs. But even if we took the show to season 35, that conversation is inevitable and still would have been just as difficult and emotional.”

Kaley Cuoco said she would do a spinoff with Chuck Lorre

Leonard and Penny on The Big Bang Theory
Leonard and Penny on The Big Bang Theory | CBS

It looks like despite what Galecki said there is one person in the original cast who would go on if Chuck Lorre was on board. “I am so sad that it’s ending. For the record, I would have done 20 more years,” Cuoco told Extra.

The actress said that there isn’t a new spinoff in the works. “If he [Chuck Lorre] called me and said ‘let’s do something’ tomorrow, I would.”

So why did the lead actor decide to walk away from the show? “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,” Parsons told Entertainment Weekly. “Not that we couldn’t keep doing it, but it feels like we’ve chewed all the meat off this bone.”

He also said, “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?”

For now, that next chapter doesn’t seem to be another Big Bang Theory spinoff. But there is still hope for those who want more for the show if Chuck Lorre decides to continue it.

Read more: The Crazy Amount of Money Jim Parsons Turned Down to End ‘The Big Bang Theory’

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