Jim Parsons On The Possible Ending Of TBBT
“We laughed our asses off at the table,” said Jim Parsons. The gang is back, and they’re currently filming Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory. The cast has signed on for Seasons 11 and 12, but there’s a rumor that that could be it for the series.
Twelve seasons is a long run for any show, and it’s better to end while you’re still on top. Shows like Seinfeld ended the right way, while Scrubs or That 70s Show took it a little too far and had weak final seasons.
Originally, Jim Parsons never thought Sheldon would get engaged.
Not Just For The Ratings…
“If you’d have told me nine years ago, I’d have been like: ‘Oh, well, that must be when we need ratings help,” said Jim Parsons. “Instead, it makes all the sense in the world! It feels like they built towards it.”
Both Sheldon Cooper and Jim Parsons are entering new stages of their lives. Sheldon Cooper is getting married, and Jim Parsons is working more behind the camera. Parsons is producing two shows and narrating Young Sheldon these days.
This could mean he’s ready to call it quits for the iconic role of a lifetime.
Knowing When To Call It Quits…
If the gang does decide to end the series in the next two years, Jim Parsons is comfortable with this decision. He joked that no one wants to see “Old Sheldon,” so as long as they leave everyone “on the table,” he considers it a good idea.
“It’s been a wonderful ride. I’m fulfilled in so many ways,” said the actor. Sheldon Cooper, as a character, has done some iconic things. Despite being too smart for his own good, he’s also grown emotionally, which is what an actor wants.
If the series does end after Season 12, Jim Parsons also sees the new show as a crutch to take part of the blow. Knowing that these characters live on in a prequel may be enough for the cast to retire after 12 seasons.
Do you think the show will go on past Season 12?