The finale of Season 11 aired last week
It looks like The Big Bang Theory could continue, despite it being reported previously that it would end after Season 12.
Earlier this year, Johnny Galecki – who portrays Leonard – said that the stars of the hit show were ‘very comfortable’ with bringing things to a definite close next year.
“The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [the show] has been that we’re all going to be very sad when that day comes,” he said in January. “But I think at this point everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”
Last week, showrunner Steve Holland also said that the show will end in 2019. “Until I hear differently, yes,” he said. “I know we have next season, but I don’t know what happens beyond that.”
Now, CBS‘ entertainment president Kelly Kahl has claimed that it might not be over just yet.
“We are hopeful there will be more,” Kahl told reporters (according to Digital Spy). “We would certainly hope to get a few more years out of it.”
Deadline reports that she added: “As long as Chuck [Lorre, co-creator] and his team have stories to tell, we will take the show for as long as they want to go.
“We can take a few more seasons.”
Meanwhile, Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory ended last week.
While it was suggested that season 10 would be the final run back in 2016, the show was renewed for another two years
“Why would everyone walk away from something that’s so good?” Kunal Nayer said of the rumours. “No-one would. Not the studio, not the actors, not anyone. We’d all be foolish.
“But it is the industry and unless pen is on paper and you’re signed, sealed, delivered, anything can happen. There was never real doubt in my mind, but things can happen.”