If CBS has anything to do with it, The Big Bang Theory will not be ending anytime soon.
With the main cast only signed through the upcoming 10th season, the status of the stars’ looming contract renegotiations was brought up at the network’s Television Critics Association press day on Wednesday.
“We are very confident that everyone wants Big Bang past year 10 and I know Warner Bros. [TV] will make those deals,” CBS President Glenn Geller said of television’s highest-rated comedy, led by Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki.
Back in May, speculation that The Big Bang Theory could be ending after the new season ran rampant after Kunal Nayyar, who has played Raj since the series debuted in 2007, alluded to the possibility of the popular comedy series ending.
“Look, next season, as it stands on our contract, could be the last season of Big Bang Theory,” Nayyar said at MCM London Comic Con.
“To be completely honest … I know people are going to want to know what happens after season 10. I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he continued.
Nayyar wasn't not the only one in the Big Bang inner circle feeling that way about the show’s possible end. When asked if season 10 could be its last, Big Bang showrunner Steve Molaro told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think so.”
“The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point,” Molaro said. “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.”
Season 10 of Big Bang will serve as a reunion of sorts, with Cuoco’s 8 Simple Rules co-star, Katey Sagal, joining the cast as Penny’s mother. Jack McBrayer has also joined as Penny’s ex-convict brother.
The Big Bang Theory returns Sept. 19 on CBS.