Although it remains the highest rated comedy on television, The Big Bang Theory could soon be coming to an end. The show has already been renewed for an upcoming twelfth season, but if star Johnny Galecki is correct, that could also be the final outing.
Galecki made his remarks this weekend at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where he was there to promote not only Big Bang Theory but two other projects as well.
Although he says the cast will be “very sad” to see the show end, “I think at this point everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”
Other the past few years, contract negotiations with the cast nearly lead to an early cancellation for the series, as its big ratings mean big payday demands from its stars.
Most recently, the main cast volunteered to take minor pay cuts in order to boost the salaries of the supporting cast members.
Even if Big Bang does end after Season 12, its legacy will be alive and well, as CBS recently renewed prequel series Young Sheldon for a second season.
In addition to his role on Big Bang, Galecki is an executive producer of the upcoming sitcom, Living Biblically, set to debut on CBS on February 26.
After a series of lengthy negotiations, Galecki will also reprise his role as David Healy in one episode of ABC’s upcoming revival of Roseanne.
He admits the negotiations were delicate, as one network allowing one of its biggest stars to appear on a highly anticipated show on a rival network is fairly unprecedented. Scheduling also played a role in keeping his appearance brief, though Galecki is optimistic he’ll be able to have a larger presence next year if ABC renews Roseanne for an additional season.