With the Big Bang Theory season 11 premiere coming to CBS on Monday night, are we going to be starting to get the sense that the show is nearing the end of the series? Early signs are suggesting that this might be the case.
For starters, this is a show with more than a decade of history on the air, and few sitcoms ever make this far. It’s a rare occurrence, and at this point in the run most shows have to be thinking about when the end might be and how they want to wrap the story up. The cast already has enough money to last ten lifetimes, and they may all want to start up some other projects. At one point, there was conversation that the show could end after season 10, but then the cast and crew got together and decided to keep things going for a little while longer. There is already an order out there for a season 12, but beyond that, CarterMatt isn’t feeling altogether confident that the series will live on unless someone decides to green-light another sitcom set in this world. (More on our thoughts on that idea later.)
The sentiment of the show being near the end is one that was echoed recently by what Kunal Nayyar had to say recently to Digital Spy in a new interview:
“I mean, no-one wants to see an old, fat Raj … I don’t know if season 12’s going to be the last season – those decisions are not up to me – but I do know for a fact that we have less [episodes to come] than we’ve already had.”
This doesn’t exactly give us any confirmed information, but it is a reminder as to where some of the cast members head’s are at entering the eleventh season of the show.
One other Big Bang Theory season 11 question
How much more story is there left to tell? Sheldon and Amy could be getting engaged in the premiere (he did finally pop the question), and beyond their potential wedding and finally finding the right person for Raj to be happy with, there’s not too much more story to take on unless you start getting into characters like Bert and Stuart. (A Bert – Stuart spin-off — all we are saying is just think about the great possibilities here!). The show is better off ending at a time when it doesn’t feel as though it’s spinning its wheels and regurgitating stories, and we know that there are some who feel as though we’re getting close to being in that direction already.
In terms of the comedy, we are intrigued by the idea of a new showrunner this season in Steve Holland, mostly because with new people come new ideas, and hopefully he will have a different take on certain characters than we’ve seen in the past. Granted, Holland has been a part of the show for much of its run, but he was not the one making all of the creative decisions.
Do you think that The Big Bang Theory season 11 is the penultimate one for the show?
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