Saying goodbye to our favorite television shows is inevitable, but luckily for us, it looks as if we won’t have to bid farewell to The Big Bang Theory any time soon.
When we caught up with some of the stars and executive producers of the hit sitcom during PaleyFest in Los Angeles last month, they made it clear that the show will stick around as long as fans want it to.
“Apparently they still care, we’re still having a great time making the show,” said executive producer Chuck Lorre. “I don’t see a reason to put a [timeline] on it.”
Actress Mayim Bialik, who brings Sheldon’s significant other, Amy Farrah Fowler to life, expressed a similar sentiment.
“I’m happy to be here as long as people will have me,” Bialik told People’s Choice. “Everyone has other things they do, and movie careers, and lives and I’m grateful to be working with these people. As long as people want to have us, we’re here.”
Meanwhile, Lorre’s fellow showrunner, Bill Prady joked that they’re currently trying to figure out how to make the show last for over 800 years.
“Right now, we’re in a laboratory. We’re breeding— we’ve cloned the cast and we are raising children who will be identical duplicates of the current cast,” joked Prady. “We’re doing to do it like that.”
Prady may have been joking about the laboratory scenario, but that totally strikes us as an idea that Sheldon, Raj, and Howard might approve of!
(With additional reporting by Lindzi Scharf)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS