Tonight, “The Big Bang Theory” is wrapping up season 7, and now we are left with another question: What lies ahead for the eighth season?
The first thing to know here is that there are plenty of assurances that this will not mark the end of the show. CBS already renewed the series through season 10, and while the state of cast negotiations are not entirely clear, there’s no real reason to worry about any of that. This is the top-rated comedy on TV by a pretty large margin, and there is money to be made here for everyone.
As for some of the general themes that the upcoming season could cover for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jim Parsons, and the rest of the cast, we picture in our brain the likes of the following:
- Leonard and Penny’s wedding – It has to happen at some point, right? It will be hard to really drag that story out for three years when the relationship was already so long in the making.
- Raj’s romantic future – Can he keep a relationship going longer than a season? Laura Spencer is going to return for the next season, but will have double-duty between this show and “Bones.”
- Sheldon – This is a major mystery, thanks to the way in which season 7 raised questions regarding what he wants out of life. We’ve never had a cliffhanger for the character like this, and it’s therefore exciting.
- Howard and Bernadette – Right now, their story is all about whether or not the two of them can find a way to take care of his mother, and they haven’t even started to think about children. Hopefully, this lasts for a while longer.
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