The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular sitcoms in recent times is reportedly set to wrap after the 12th season. Rising tensions after the massive dip in ratings for the 11th season, added with jealousy and clash of egos are reported to be the reasons behind the decision to wrap the popular sitcom show.
Since its inception back in 2007, The Big Bang Theory has become immensely popular among all social strata. Though the core of the show has always revolved around science, movies and comics, catering to the quintessential nerds and geeks, it has rapidly flourished to include themes of love and friendship.
The immense popularity of the show has helped in launching actors like Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki to stardom. Currently, these three stars rank among the highest paid actors in the industry. But with the new spin-off series Young Sheldon, which will guide viewers to the life of the young, genius and eccentric Dr. Sheldon Cooper, things haven’t been going too well between the stars. With Young Sheldon, Parsons has landed the role of the narrator of the series, which has left both Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco annoyed. Also, the fact that Jim Parsons is the highest paid actor among the three hasn’t settled well with Galecki, who is alleged to be ‘silently simmering’ for the $27.5 million per year paycheck of Parsons.
Previously, there have been a few tussles between the studio, producers and the actors regarding the pay check. Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg, who play Rajesh Koothrapalli and Howard Holowitz respectively were threatened to be struck off for their demand of a higher pay.
The news of wrapping The Big Bang Theory after the 12th season is surely an unwelcoming news for the fans, but, considering the number of years the show has been running, it’s a wise step to stop milking the cash cow for far too long. The later seasons of the show has witnessed a dip in popularity, thanks to the same repertoire of jokes which has become redundant by now.