Welp, like Geri Halliwell did to the Spice Girls before him, Jim Parsons has ruined his hugely popular, high-paying gig for the rest of those losers. Sorry suckers!
It was reported that CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, one of the highest rated shows on TV, was finally ending after its 12th season. When it does end, the show will be the longest-running multi-camera comedy series ever to exist. Some were wondering why the show is ending since people still watch it and not to mention those big-ass motherfucking paychecks the actors were collecting. I mean, a million an episode? I would be working there until the GRAVE, honey. Well it just wasn’t enough for one of these nerds. Specifically main nerd: Sheldon.
You should probably expect to see some sad photocopied flyers up around town that read: “Soft Kitty/Warm Kitty looking for work.” Because CBS’s biggest sitcom The Big Bang Theory is ending in 2019.
Deadline reports that CBS was in talks to keep the show going for a few more seasons, but CBS, along with Warner Bros. and show creator Chuck Lorre announced today that the upcoming 12th season (scheduled to premiere September 2018) will be the last. They issued the following statement:
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”
TBBT will be the longest-running multi-camera comedy series in television history, with 12 seasons and 279 episodes. The decision to pull the plug was reportedly made by the producers. It definitely wasn’t made by the cast, because who would give up millions of dollars that easily? Besides Macaulay Culkin. At one point in time, the show’s main three stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki – were pulling in $1 million an episode. They were joined shortly after by Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg, who also got $1 million an episode. Eventually they all reportedly agreed to take a pay cut so that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch could get a raise.
But how will the show end? My guess is the main nerd gang will all go on to fame and fortune after discovering the science required to finally make Penny a successful Hollywood actress. Wait a second, I think I’m describing Scientology. All hail Shel-Ron Cooper!
Macaulay Culkin went from massive child star to kind-of a weirdo that you’re reminded still exists every holiday season when someone slips Home Alone into the DVD player. But he seems fine with that. However, there was a moment in time when he could have gone from child star to weirdo to multi-millionaire CBS sitcom actor. The only thing stopping him was himself.
Sofia Vergara is still the richest bitch overall in TV, even after the penis version of Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid TV Actors list came out. Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons was named the richest man in TV, but he was still $14 million short of Sofia’s total earnings. Still, I suspect the $27.5 million dollars Jim banked last year will go a long way towards easing the sting poverty.