CBS Teases 'The Big Bang Theory' Season 12 Won't Be Its Last

The Big Bang Theory might not be ending after season 12

Big Bang Theory could be on our screens for some time yet

It sounds like CBS wants The Big Bang Theory to go until the scientists are at retirement age.

"We are hopeful that there will be more seasons of Big Bang beyond the upcoming 12th", she stated during the CBS upfront breakfast on Wednesday (via Deadline).

But CBS has no plans for this to be the final season of what was long TV's top-rated comedy until Roseanne came back.

The Big Bang Theory season 12 will air at 8 p.m. on Thursdays later this year. According to CBS entertainment president Kelly Kahl, the network hopes the series will last more than 12 seasons.

However, with the series' 11th season pulling in stellar ratings - Kahl noted that the show is "zero down" from season 10 and that the Sheldon-Amy wedding in the season 11 finale was a huge source of viewership - Big Bang could end up year-to-year and breeze past that presumed conclusion.

Of course, with numbers like that and an avid fan following, Kahl was in full support of future seasons beyond the guaranteed 12 - the show and actors signed on for a two-year contract one year ago. "As long as Chuck [Lorre, series' creator] and his team have stories to tell, we will take the show for as long as they want to go. We can take a few more seasons".

It won't be a simple thing for the show to stick around. The Big Bang Theory is produced by Warner Bros. You could hope that everyone would be fine standing pat at their current contracts (which pay, at least for some of the original cast members, close to $1 million an episode), there is no guarantee that this will actually be the case.

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