In September, CBS hit-show The Big Bang Theory will be entering its seventh season.
Seventh already? That’s come round so quick!
Co-stars, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki who play Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter on the show have revealed their thoughts on the shelf-life on the show in recent interviews.
With the show’s popularity soaring; Jim Parsons said in an interview with Emmy magazine ‘part of me thinks this show could go on for eleven or twelve years – Geeks rejoice!!
Besides stating that he plans to stay with the show until its end (yay!), he also noted that the very sizeable, steady audience figures also give him hope for many more seasons to come.
In 2010, The Big Bang Theory got renewed for seasons five, six and seven, but it’s without doubt, the show will once again be renewed when the time comes in May for networks to renew/cancel shows.
In a Warner Bros. Emmy panel; Johnny Galecki also expressed his desire to carry on with the show and too shared his thoughts on the show’s future.
According to THR, Galecki said: "When you hear something like season seven, that puts it in a very surreal perspective. Shows that get that opportunity are those iconic, legendary shows. Not to make any predictions whatsoever, but as far as the lifeline of most shows, the seventh year, you’re past the halfway mark. I personally don’t feel like we’ve told half the stories that these characters have to tell. It doesn’t feel to me like we’re halfway through. I’m certainly not done working with all of these people”
Executive producer Bill Prady and show-runner Steve Molaro also spoke out on their hopes for the show’s future. Prady expressed his desire for the show to continue on, beyond a seventh season: “If you’d ask the question after Season 4, you’d say, ‘Boy, it would be great to get to Season 8.’ But then you have a season like last year and you say, ‘Well, maybe there’s more to it than that”.
Molaro’s words really gave me and fans alike, real hope that the show has a bright future ahead: "I feel like we’ve got a long way to go. As far as how many years, I can’t put a number on it, but I cautiously and optimistically believe it’ll be a long time." So here we have it, unofficial confirmation that The Big Bang Theory has a long life ahead of it!