Chuck Lorre Talks Big Bang Theory End
Despite being TV’s most watched comedy in the 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory will one day come to an end. “We never really figured to be at year 11, let alone what’s going to happen after 12,” said Chuck Lorre.
Lorre, the co-creator of the show, added, “One could easily presume that would be the end of the series, but I’m just amazed we’re here.” Chuck Lorre is also working on promoting Young Sheldon, the spinoff for the series.
Currently, they haven’t made any major decisions.
Story Arcs, Spinoffs, And More
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“Big Bang Theory does not plot out storyline arcs in advance, a change from how most television shows are traditionally produced. Executive producer Steve Molaro — who recently stepped back as showrunner to focus on Young Sheldon — was more reluctant to address the show’s future.”
“We look at one episode at a time, that’s what we’ve been doing for the last 10 years and it’s gotten us this far,” he said. Asked whether season 12 was the end game for the comedy, new CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl — making his debut on the TCA stage — offered a more open-ended approach to the future of the series. “As long as we can go; 20 years.”
“I hope to have it as long as we can,” he told THR. CBS and producers Warner Bros. Television have yet to announce any plans for the show’s future.”
Syndicated, Multicamera Comedy
The multicamera comedy costs a whopping $10 million per episode, but it does sit firmly at broadcast’s No, 1 scripted series, with about 19 million viewers per episode, with a spinoff in the works.
This doesn’t even include the various syndicated repeats of the show on TBS and other networks. The Big Bang Theory is also not available on Netflix, so fans of the show are more likely to watch it with ads or on the CBS website.
Do you think the show might actually end after Season 12?