When you look at CBS, the network operates on a model of longevity that few others can even remotely emulate. When it comes to “Two and a Half Men,” “NCIS,” and “CSI,” there are three scripted series that can boast having more than ten seasons — and a pair of others in “CSI: NY” and “Criminal Minds” can a least boast about being close to the achievement. (“CSI: Miami” reached the milestone before being canceled earlier this year.)
So could “The Big Bang Theory” also reach this threshold? All signs currently point to “yes” — it’s the highest-rated comedy on television this year, and it also traditionally dominates when it comes to repeat airings on syndication. It’s managed to become so popular that networks schedule around it on Thursday nights, and “Two and a Half Men” is even using it as a lead-in.
One person who does want to see the show make it to ten seasons is Kaley Cuoco, who had the following to say on the subject in an interview with Digital Spy:
“I’d like to reach the big ten – I think that would be amazing … If people want to keep watching us, I can see no reason why it wouldn’t happen.”
Personally, we think that Cuoco is probably right here so long as the show doesn’t run in to any major creative dips in the near future — the fan following is pretty young, and the infusion of Bernadette and Amy as characters have allowed the show to gain a new component that opens the doors up for future possibilities in storytelling. There is of course the issue of the actors all wanting to do it — and producers being able to afford them once they get up to the expensive final few years — but based on Cuoco’s comments, this could be a comedy that we keep laughing at for some time.
Do you think “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few comedies that could actually make it to a tenth season and still be funny? We want to hear from you below! To check out some more scoop on Sheldon and Amy’s future as a couple, be sure to visit the link here.