If Kaley Cuoco had her wish, The Big Bang Theory would not be ending after 12 seasons. The actress recently told fans that she would have kept up with the show for the next 20 years and was heartbroken when she heard the cancellation news.
“It’s broken my heart,” Cuoco shared over the weekend. “I am so sad that it’s ending.”
Cuoco revealed that many of the cast members thought the network was pranking them when they announced the news. Once everyone realized it wasn’t a joke, the tears started flowing.
Although Cuoco did not confirm any future spin-offs for the hit series, she did say that she would love to collaborate with Chuck Lorre on another project. CBS confirmed the surprising cancellation last month.
According to Page Six, inside sources claim that the show ended because Jim Parsons no longer wanted to be a part of it. The Big Bang Theory star reportedly wants to explore other options in his career and the network was not interested in continuing the show without one of its main stars. Parsons played the part of Sheldon Cooper, a character who got his own spin-off with Young Sheldon.
Parsons has not commented about the rumors surrounding his departure. He did, however, thank his co-stars for all of the wonderful years and their hard work in making the series such a huge success.
Parsons took home one Golden Globe and four Emmys for his work on the show, which also starred Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco.
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Each of the main cast members allegedly made close to $1 million for every episode. That translates to over $50 million over the duration of the show.
CBS has not commented on the ending of one of their most popular television shows to date. The network did, however, promise a fitting end that will wrap up the story nicely.
Season 12 of The Big Bang Theory continues Monday nights on CBS.