We may have dodged the bullet on How I Met Your Dad, but The Big Bang Theory may not let us off so easily. Ahead of an (expensive) official renewal for Season 11, CBS is moving forward with a Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff, focused on Sheldon’s early days
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Say what you will about The Big Bang Theory; dozens of sci-fi and Hollywood icons have dropped by the series to cater toward its geek-friendly audience. Star Trek icon William Shatner apparently felt it beneath him, however, wanting writers to “find something that’s better” than their original pitch.
Let it never be said that sitcom stars don’t know how to negotiate through the media. Where CBS previously locked down The Big Bang Theory for Seasons 8, 9 and 10 all at once, it remains uncertain if the CBS powerhouse will continue beyond the upcoming year. As for Kaley Cuoco? “It’s a very expensive question.”
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Welp, if ever you wanted to overload on TV superheros, have we got a Comic-Con for you! Warner Bros. TV has officially loaded up on 21 series headed to San Diego this year, from Flash to Supergirl to Powerless, Justice League Action, and a few non-superhero series like The Big Bang Theory, The 100, and Animaniacs. You may have heard of them.
Still a broadcast rating juggernaut, CBS could make the argument more than most for extending or cutting short its most recognizable hits, and with TCA putting the Eye in the limelight, CBS has good news and bad. We may not have to worry about The Big Bang Theory returning after next season, while Mike & Molly’s closure is official, and both The Good Wife and Person of interest get dubious futures.
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Whether or not The Big Bang Theory comes to an end after its next season, few would argue that the egghead comedy kept alive many a three-camera sitcom tradition, aided by memorable moments the likes of Sheldon’s “Soft Kitty” lullaby. The memorably kitty-ditty has been featured no less than seven times over nine seasons, but has now come under fire with a lawsuit over its inception.
The Walking Dead may pack conventions just as well as the world of Westeros, but there’s no denying Game of Thrones as the biggest show in the world right now. Case in point, HBO’s epic adaptation has snagged a fourth year as TV’s most pirated series, while newcomers like Supergirl also eke their way onto the list.
Increasingly rare as a broadcast success story, The Big Bang Theory will no less come to an end sometime in the next few years, already pushing past most sitcom shelf-lives midway through its ninth season. CBS has already contracted the egghead comedy through a tenth year, but is The Big Bang Theory coming to an official close thereafter?