Good News: The 10th Season of The Big Bang Theory Will NOT Be the Show's Last
The Big Bang Theory is only halfway through its ninth season—but as the show approaches its 10th season, the question remains: How much longer will it stay on the air?
Creatively, the Chuck Lorre sitcom is at the top of its game (unlike, say, Friends, which hit quite a few speed bumps in seasons nine and 10). But keeping a show as successful as The Big Bang Theory has become comes down to dollars and cents—the longer it’s on the air, the more money it costs to keep it going thanks to things like the actors’ contracts and show costs.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour this morning, newly appointed CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller said that he agrees the show is creatively doing well, but he admits “we are the victims of our own success.” (Like we said, a show that successful costs a lot to produce.) Geller went on to add that, “We have a lot of shows that have run a long time, and we expect Big Bang Theory to be on for a while.” When pressed for further details, Geller said that, for CBS, season 10 will not be the last for the show. “We’d love it to come back.” Of course, the loophole is that it’s not entirely up to CBS. Warner Bros. Television owns the show (just as it did with Friends), and both the network and studio have to come to agreement. With that said, CBS is one of the smartest, most lucrative networks (if not the most lucrative), so unless the actors decide they’re finished (and they’ve all said they love their jobs and want to do the show for years to come), you can expect The Big Bang Theory to be on the air well past its 10th season.
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