If they watch it, it will come.
That seems to be how creators of The Big Bang Theory are looking at upcoming seasons of the number one-ranking TV comedy, as the cast is locked in a multi-year contract and the show is already renewed through the 2016-2017 season. While showrunner Steve Molaro thinks they’ll be plotting season 10 as if its BBT’s last, co-creator Chuck Lorre has a much different opinion.
“I can’t speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we’ll be then but it’s certainly possible that it could go past that,” Steve told The Hollywood Reporter. “The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don’t know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There’s still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn’t be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line.”
But on the other hand…
“I never imagined nine [seasons] and here we are,” Chuck disagreed. “I’m not going to presume to know how many years this has because it’s ridiculous for me to guess. It’s already gone beyond my wildest dreams so anything beyond this…as long as everybody is having a good time and we’re making a show we’re proud of…then it’s worth continuing.”
With that, we’re going to keep our fingers crossed for more TBBT. And if you’re curious what those next seasons might include, Steve gave us a big hint:
“There are things floating around that we talk about and say, ‘Someday, that might happen.’ There are still a lot of characters out there in this world that we’ve never met that I’m still excited, over the next season and a half, to get a chance to do something about. We’ve never met Penny’s mom, Leonard’s dad, Sheldon’s Meemaw or Howard’s dad—and that’s a big tentpole that’s still floating out there.”