Could the hit sciencey sitcom have reached the finish line? It’s certainly a possibility, for showrunner Steve Molaro has revealed that the tenth series of CBS’ number one programme The Big Bang Theory COULD be its last. Currently, the show is running its ninth season; which has featured several major turning points for the characters, particularly Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) finally having sex – an episode which earned a whopping 23 million viewers.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Molaro explained that he’s unsure of anything past season 10, despite thinking there is much more to explore: “I can’t speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we’ll be then but it’s certainly possible that it could go past that. The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point”.
He continued, stating that the main focus for now is making each episode the highest quality possible: “The real answer is I don’t know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There’s still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn’t be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line”.
Unsurprisingly, the series is closely approaching its 200th episode mark and it seems we can expect big things for then. Should the show call it a day after season 10, or do you think there’s more potential? The Big Bang Theory airs on Thursdays at 8:00pm on CBS.