The Big Bang Theory, one of the longest running US sitcoms,is finally coming to an end. But apparently, the series could have continued for two more seasons.
In spite of its still high ratings,CBS announced that the upcoming 12th season will be its last. Although initial speculations pointed to the rising cast salaries (a two-year renewal would have meant nearly $50 million a piece for each of the series’ regular cast). But as it turned out, Jim Parsons, who play Sheldon Cooper, had the last say in the network’s decision to say good-bye.
CBS hasn’t issued any comments yet on Parsons’ decision to leave the show, but it seems there’s no bad blood, as it did issue a statement praising its cast and crew. Parsons also showed love for the show through an Instagram post, where he said “I feel such intense gratitude for our devoted viewers who are the ACTUAL reason we have been graced with the opportunity to explore these characters for 12 years of our lives.”