“The Big Bang Theory” – End of Fun – Series
What happens in the final season of “The Big Bang Theory” and what the stars think about the end. Plus, this spin-off could go forward.
The moment she learned “The Big Bang Theory” was ending, Kaley Cuoco will never forget. “I cried, sobbed and didn’t get a word out,” the US star reveals in an interview with the GOLDEN CAMERA. “I think the whole cast cried together for 30 minutes.”
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After twelve seasons, it will actually end. With “The Big Bang Theory”, one of the most successful series in TV history is now entering its final season (from Monday, 7 January, 8.15 pm, ProSieben), and some of the actors are mourning at least as much as millions of fans worldwide. “If it had been up to me, we would have continued with the series,” says Kaley Cuoco. “I would have liked to have played Penny even when I was 80.”
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Sure, Cuoco has 24 million good reasons for her oaths of fidelity, that’s how much dollars she makes per season. But it’s also a fact that the leading actors Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons have grown together closely over the past 12 years. So much so that the chemistry of the three in front of the camera was one of the series’ greatest secrets of success.
Jim Parsons “It’s a little like putting down a dog.”
Even Jim Parsons – the driving force behind the ending – finds it hard to say goodbye. “It’s a little bit like putting down a dog,” the US star said in an interview. In view of the morbid comparison even he has to laugh. “Not that the show is sick! But you realize that you are doing the right thing. Twelve years is a good time span. Yet it’s very, very painful.”
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Parsons won four Emmys as best comedy leading actor for his portrayal of the quirky physicist Sheldon Cooper. The character will be with him beyond the end of the series. Also because of the numerous quirks of the audience’s favourite Sheldon, which became running gags. Just think of his way of knocking on Penny’s apartment door. It must always be exactly the same, otherwise it makes the control freak sick: three knocks – “Penny!”, three knocks – “Penny!”, three knocks – “Penny!”. “In future projects I will try to avoid scenes with door knocking,” reveals Texan-born Parsons. “I don’t want to bring back memories of Sheldon on a story that’s completely different. So if a script says ‘He’s knocking on the door’, I’m afraid I’ll have to ask the director: ‘Can’t I just ring the doorbell?'” Parsons laughs, but is well aware of the role’s difficult legacy.
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Maybe that’s why he’s becoming more involved behind the camera. Since 2017, he has been the producer and narrator of the spin-off series “Young Sheldon”, which is now entering its second season (starting Monday, 7 January, 20.45, ProSieben). At the same time Parsons is developing “Bless Her Heart” for the US channel ABC. The multi-generation sitcom is partly autobiographical. It is the story of two very different mothers who are forced to live under the same roof in Texas after a hurricane.
Parsons co-star Kaley Cuoco also provides for the time after “The Big Bang Theory”. Already last year she founded her own production company. The first project: the thriller series “The Flight Attendant”. In it a stewardess wakes up hungover in a hotel room next to a corpse, not sure if she is the murderer. Cuoco himself will play the leading role.
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According to the latest rumours she might even play the penny again – after the end of “The Big Bang Theory”. The days of record ratings may be over. But for the US channel CBS the series is still a worldwide hit. The idea: Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, who plays Penny’s husband Leonard, get their own sitcom with a new name, which is about their marriage and possible children. Galecki and Cuoco at least seem ready to talk.
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Until then, all attention is focused on the last season of “Big Bang”.
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Sheldon and Amy (Mayim Bialik) have to prove themselves in the everyday life of marriage after their wedding. There is also an unusual visit in the person of young Sheldon (Iain Armitage, “Young Sheldon”). Time travel? Dream? The series makers keep a low profile. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard are thinking about new blood. And Raj (Kunal Nayyar) believes he’s found the woman for life.
Fans are already wildly speculating about the final episode: Will we finally learn Penny’s last name? Will the elevator be repaired after twelve years? Will Sheldon win the long-awaited Nobel Prize? According to his own A