The future is bright for family sitcoms — despite some of the genre’s biggest shows nearing their conclusions.“Modern Family” became the latest long-running comedy series to announce the end is coming, as ABC shared last Wednesday that it renewed the show for an 11th and final season.Before that, “Fuller House” said its upcoming fifth season will be its last. And “The Big Bang Theory” is currently in the midst of its final batch of episodes.Although these fast-approaching finales represent an end of an era for television, pop culture experts are confident that family-friendly sitcoms aren’t going anywhere.“I don’t think sitcoms about families are going away,” says Robert Thompson, the director of Syracuse University’s Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture. “I always said sitcoms are like cockroaches: When everything else is dead, there will be nothing left on Planet Earth besides … [Read more...] about Why the family sitcom genre can succeed even as ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ end
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ENTERTAINMENT 08/23/2018 02:40 pm ET The show’s star is apparently ready to move on from the role that made him a household name. By Elyse Wanshel It seems like Jim Parsons is ready for his next act. The actor was apparently ready to move on from his starring role as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory” after Season 12, according to Entertainment Weekly. CBS reportedly attempted to negotiate two more seasons of the hit sitcom but Parsons said no, even though he was set to earn more than $50 million from the deal. The actor posted an emotional tribute to “The Big Bang Theory” on Instagram shortly after news broke Thursday that he had turned down the huge payday. “It is hard (nearly impossible, actually) to really accept that this is a picture of the first of the final 24 episodes we will shoot for The Big Bang Theory,” he wrote. “I feel very fortunate that we have another 23 episodes to shoot this season … [Read more...] about Jim Parsons Is Reportedly The Reason Why ‘Big Bang Theory’ Is Ending
Culture Movies & TV The Big Bang Theory Season 12 will be its last because Jim Parsons is reportedly ready to leave, Entertainment Weekly wrote Wednesday. While the series is an ensemble show, it can't continue without his character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper. CBS had wanted to renew the series for two more seasons, bringing it up to 14 total. If it had, Parsons, Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kunal Nayyar (Raj) and Simon Helberg (Howard), would have taken home over $50 million between $1 million per episode and profits as the original stars, according to the publication. Parsons has won multiple awards for his performance on the sitcom, including four Emmys for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, and a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series, comedy or musical, in 2011. The series has been nominated for 52 Emmys and won 10 in total. When it ends in May 2019, it will be the … [Read more...] about Why Is ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Ending With Season 12?
"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her sadness for the series' end. (Reuters) Kaley Cuoco always knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier. The 32-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to comment on the end of "The Big Bang Theory," just hours after CBS announced the sitcom's 12th season would be its last. 'The Big Bang Theory' to End After Season 12 "This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two," Cuoco wrote alongside a sweet pic of the cast. "Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet." "To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are goin out with a bang 💫 @bigbangtheory_cbs," she added. This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as … [Read more...] about ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco’s heart is ‘broken’ over series ending
‘He’s Too Important For The University To Fire Him Now,’ Say Execs NEW YORK—As part of a preview of the network’s fall slate of shows, CBS revealed Monday that season 12 of the long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory will explore why Sheldon Cooper keeps his job after sexually harassing six research assistants. “The story arc, which spans the entire season, shows that while there might be some credibility to the accusations, he’s far too important for the university to fire him now,” said Thom Sherman, the network’s senior executive vice president of programming, explaining that the September 24 season premiere, “The Accusation Attenuation,” featured six graduate students and several corroborating witnesses reporting Cooper for sexual harassment during his tenure as a theoretical physicist, the university’s investigation into the matter, and its ultimate dismissal of the charges. “As the season progresses, … [Read more...] about CBS Reveals ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season 12 Will Explore Why Sheldon Keeps Job After Sexually Harassing 6 Research Assistants