The potential of ending "The Big Bang Theory" series after its 10th season has been around for quite sometime now, and the production team behind it has given no definite answer but the vague assumption that it is not since everyone involved — including the cast members themselves — expresses their desires to stay for much longer.
In a talk with TVLine, the cast weighs in on the possibility of renewing their contracts in case CBS and Warner Bros. agree to a season 11. For Kaley Cuoco, who plays the role of Penny, "The Big Bang Theory" may not be expected to end after the next season. "I think it's a given that we want to be here. That's the overall consensus. It might be a sticky road, but if I have anything to do with it, we'd be here for much longer. That's the goal," she added.
Jim Parsons has the same sentiments, saying, "I'd be very hard-pressed to tell you who [among the cast] might say no — if anybody would. I wouldn't."
He further told the publication, "The writers are still so devoted and on top of it. The stories that come out are still so much fun to play — there's no drudgery aspect to this." Parsons have so far won four Emmy awards for portraying the quirky yet genius character of Sheldon Cooper.
While the talents in front of the camera seem to be all set in reprising their roles far beyond their decade-long contract, those who are behind it are still standing in the middle of the weighing scale. Though, they remain optimistic.
Showrunner Steve Molaro did not provide a concrete assurance, though. He said, for his part, he will keep pushing forward "and, as we learn more, we'll adjust if necessary... If everything keeps going the way it's been going, absolutely [I'm up for more]," he admitted.
Season 9 episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" air Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.