Is 'The Big Bang Theory' riding off into the syndication sunset? Well, yes, eventually (sorry!). The CBS hit sitcom has just been renewed for three more seasons, but its showrunner Steve Molaro revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Season 10 might be its end.
Though no formal decision has been made about the geeky sitcom's demise, Molaro said, "I'm going to move forward along with [co-creator] Chuck [Lorre] that 10 is the end unless we're told otherwise.
"These are decisions that are so far away I can't really even think about that. I have no choice but to move forward … it's so far away…The mindset is it's going to be the 10 and then we'll see what happens after that."
Despite some key core cast members not having new contracts yet (Cuoco, Galecki and Jim Parsons are seeking sizable pay increases), fans needn't worry: they know a good thing when they're in one. So when that inevitable time comes to bid adieu, Molaro only has to worry about how the show is going to wrap up.
"My concern is that we do it right and we end this show in a way that is as befitting of these characters that we respect and love," he said. "As long as we can have the opportunity to end it in a way that serves them all properly, that's my concern—more than the number of seasons."
But, back to the present: Molaro told THR that the show will feature a lot of "big moves" in the final few episodes of the current season.
So, will that mean Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) finally move in together? All Molaro will say that a proposal will be "discussed" but wanted to leave it at that.
I guess we'll have to stay tuned.
'The Big Bang Theory' airs Thursdays on CBS at 8/7c.