'Big Bang Theory' Will Likely End After Season 12, Johnny Galecki Says


The end may be near for The Big Bang Theory.

Television's most-watched comedy, currently in its 11th season, could likely close its doors at the end of season 12, star Johnny Galecki told reporters at CBS' Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, where he was promoting Living Biblically, which he executive produces.

“The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [The Big Bang Theory] has been that we’re all going to be very sad when that day comes,” Galecki said, via TVLine. “But I think at this point, everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”

Whenever Big Bang wraps up for good, CBS still has spinoff Young Sheldon in its back pocket. The comedy, starring Iain Armitage as young Sheldon Cooper, earned an early season two renewal on Saturday morning.

Galecki also briefly addressed his one-episode return to ABC'sRoseanne reboot, where he'll reprise his role as David Healy, adding that negotiations between all parties were "delicate."

“It was probably most unconformable only to me because obviously Big Bang is my home and my family. But I probably wouldn’t have been on Big Bang if it hadn’t been for Roseanne," Galecki said. "So there were the politics to be considerate about, but everyone was very supportive.”

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Living Biblically debuts Monday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Roseanne premieres Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


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