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I think by now that most Big Bang Theory fans know that rumors have been going around that the upcoming season 10 could be the final season. But what if it didn’t have to be? Well, some fans might not want a good show to run past its prime, and that’s understandable. There are some fans out there that would want the show to continue. However, what if the show did continue. But without some, if not all, of the main leads. Now that is a much trickier notion.
If you’re a super Big Bang Theory fan, and you not only keep up with the show, but also with the actors as well, then you would know that there have been a lot of contract battles going on with the cast and CBS. The actors are on one of the most successful television programs of the time and they want more pay. Negotiations have already started as the stars’ contracts are set to expire at the end of the upcoming season. However, this time around this will not stop the show’s production. Some episodes have already been filmed.
What the Writer Says:
Steve Molaro, a writer for the show, spoke about the possibility of the series continuing without some or all of its main stars:
“All we can do right now is focus on season 10 and go script by script, which is what we would be doing anyway,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “As far as I’m concerned, here in the writers’ room, it’s business as usual. Moving forward with the characters and letting them live their lives day by day and feeling out what happens with them.”
When asked if the show could continue without Sheldon and the others Molaro said:
“I have no idea. I think it would certainly be different and weird. There’s no point in me wondering what it could be when I have 19 scripts staring down at me that need to get written.”
But he doesn’t seem to be in favor of the idea:
“The more the better. If I had a couple of episodes of advance warning, I’m confident we could do something meaningful. But hopefully it won’t come to that.”
I don’t think the Big Bang Theory fan base would want to see the show continue without the members of the main cast. I think even missing one or two of them would cause a meltdown. The main thing to remember about this show is that its fans have fallen in love with these characters and they genuinely want to see them grow and succeed. But it’s all too common that once something gains popularity, it is milked for all that it is worth. Hopefully, the Big Bang Theory will be spared from that.