The Big Bang Theory: When Might It End?

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Might The Big Bang Theory soon be saying a big goodbye?

Steven Molaro, a showrunner on TV’s highest-rated comedy, told The Hollywood Reporter this week that he and fellow producers have at least discussed the possibility of ending the series following Season 10.

Their First Night - The Big Bang Theory

When asked whether the 2016-2017 season could serve as the show's swan song, Molaro said:

"I think so. I can't speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we'll be then, but it's certainly possible that it could go past that."

Not exactly a revealing response, we know.

Added Molaro:

"The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don't know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There's still so many episodes to go.

"Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn't be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line."

Considering the ratings, it's clear The Big Bang Theory can go on for as long as its producers and cast want it to go on.

It is approaching Episode 200, but Molaro makes it sound as if there are still plenty of untapped storylines out there:

"There are things floating around that we talk about and say, 'Someday, that might happen.'

There are still a lot of characters out there in this world that we've never met that I'm still excited, over the next season and a half, to get a chance to do something about.

"We've never met Penny's mom, Leonard's dad, Sheldon's Meemaw or Howard's dad - and that's a big tentpole that's still floating out there."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


TBBT Quotes

Penny: What actor holds the record for being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive?
Sheldon: William Shatner!
Leonard: I don't think it's Shatner.
Sheldon: Then it's got to be Patrick Stewart

Amy: Sheldon, there's something else I've been wanting to say, but before I do, I just... I want you to know that you don't have to say it back.I know you're not ready, and I don't want you to say it just because social convention dictates...
Sheldon: I love you, too.
Amy: You said it.
Sheldon: There's no denying I have feelings for you that can't be explained in any other way. I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite. But that seems even more far-fetched. The only conclusion was love.