Despite nine seasons and over 200 episodes, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory remains one of the most popular sitcoms on television. According to one of the series’ stars however, it may not be on the air much longer.
Us Weekly reports that during the recent MCM Comic Con in London, Kunal Nayyar, who portrays fan-favorite Raj Koothrappali, confirmed doubts regarding the future of the show when he said that the upcoming 10th season could be its last.
“Look, next season, as it stands on our contract, could be the last season of Big Bang Theory,” Nayyar said. “To be completely honest, I know people are gonna want to know what happens after season 10. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
But don’t make alternate viewing plans for your Thursday nights just yet!
“If it were up to me, personally, I would love to do the show as long as you guys would have us on the air,” the actor said.
Nayyar’s costar Mayim Bialik expressed a similar sentiment when People’s Choice caught up with her at PaleyFest back in March.
“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, creator Chuck Lorre said the show would go on as long as the fans were still invested.
“Apparently they still care, we’re still having a great time making the show,” Lorre told People’s Choice at the Upfronts. “I don’t see a reason to put a [timeline] on it.”
What do you think? Is a tenth season of The Big Bang Theory enough or would you like the series to continue beyond 2017?