Following the upcoming The Big Bang Theory series finale, CBS is making one thing clear: They are happy to consider a spin-off.
Speaking via The Hollywood Reporter, network programming head Kelly Kahl confirmed that very thing by saying that “if Chuck Lorre or one of his awesome producers want to come to us with a new idea [for a spin-off], we are all ears.” We do think that this is something that will be talked about more and more throughout the coming weeks, largely due to the fact that The Big Bang Theory is such a mainstay for CBS and we have a really hard time thinking that they are going to want to imagine a future without as much of the franchise as possible.
Do they have Young Sheldon? Sure, and more than likely they will continue to have it for a good while. The clear difference between this and a traditional spin-off, though, is that we already know where the Young Sheldon road leads. Down the road, we’re going to see Sheldon grow up, marry Amy, and have some sort of happily ever after. We want to also have a show that does manage to bring something different to the table — there’s an excitement that comes along with that.
As for some ideas, we discussed those in video form earlier this season (see below, and subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for more updates) — we do think that there’s something appealing that would come from being able to see Stuart or Bert get their own show, or possibly some other recurring characters who popped up over time. We also do think that there could be more story to tell with Raj, given that he still has the furthest to go on his journey to happiness in comparison to some of the other characters.
Ultimately, though, there’s no real reason for the writers to not consider this idea as we near the series finale, or at some other point down the line. This show is one of the most financially successful series in the history of the network, one that has performed well all over the world and is a syndication monster. Basically, what we’re trying to say here is that financially, there are more reasons to bring the show back than we can possibly count within this article.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more discussion, but for now, there isn’t all that much in the way of buzz out there. Maybe that changes at some point in the future.
What sort of The Big Bang Theory spin-off do you want to see, provided of course that one happens? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)