Will ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Get A Reboot? Kaley Cuoco Says It’s Possible
After 12 blissful seasons, America’s favorite sitcom, The Big Bang Theory is saying goodbye. The series, which first premiered in 2007, follows the trials and tribulations of Leonard and Sheldon, best friends and physicists living in California who are trying to navigate their love lives and their professional goals. The series has spawned a cult following, a spin-off Young Sheldon, and launched numerous careers.
Now, it’s time to close the physics books and say goodbye. However, in the age of revamps and reboots, could we see The Big Bang Theory return to our television screens in the near future? Actress Kaley Cuoco who stars as Penny on the series seems to think so.
Why is The Big Bang Theory ending?
Though it still has a massive fan following and stellar ratings after all of this time, The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end because Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on the show has had enough. He told Entertainment Weekly that after 12 years it was time for him to walk away and do something different professionally. He explained, “It’s both as complex and as simple as just feeling innately that it was time. 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’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.”
A possible reboot on the horizon?
During the 2019 Golden Globes –actress Kaley Cuoco chatted with Entertainment Tonight about feeling sad about the series coming to a close. She said, “I don’t wanna leave either. Everyone’s saying the same thing. It’s so sweet… 12 years.” She also noted that the show will live on just like the fan favorite, Friends, The Office, and even Cheers. Cuoco explained it will, “live on for a long time,” thanks to “reruns.”
However, the most shocking thing the newlywed revealed has to do with a possible reboot. She told ET, “Everyone’s doing rebooting. We might as well do it in, like, a year! Penny, in “one year.” “I’m fine with that.” We’re not sure how serious Cuoco is, especially since she’s signed on to star in a new series, The Flight Attendant based on Chris Bohjalian’s novel of the same name. She will also act as an executive producer on the series.
Until then, the actress is not looking forward to her last day of filming with her Big Bang pals. She told ET, “It’s gonna be tough, it’s gonna be a lot of emotions, and I love our crew. I just love the people that we’re with every day so, you know, all good things come to an end. Everyone is still madly in love with each other. We’re all OK with the choice. We’ve just grown up together, so it’s our adult decision.”
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