This week broke the news that long-term sitcom The big bang theory would end in 2019 after his 12th season.
Now there are reports that the decision to end the show is because Jim Parsons, the actor who plays Sheldon Cooper, has rejected a huge payday. He reportedly offered more than $ 50 million to appear in two seasons as a socially motivated physicist.
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According to EW, Parsons – along with four original costals Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg – makes about $ 1 million per episode. The five actors made a payout of $ 100,000 per episode for Seasons 11 and 12 to increase the salaries of fellow stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
On Thursday, Parsons placed a genuine message on Instagram, but did not share any of the whirling rumors about his departure.
"It is difficult (almost impossible, really) to really accept that this is a picture of the first of the last 24 episodes that we will make for The big bang theory, "He wrote." I feel very lucky that we have another 23 episodes this season to film because I hope that with every piece my level of REALLY accepting this fact will sink. "
"Something else that I'm grateful for – and this gratitude does not need time to get & # 39; collapsed & # 39; or become more", this grateful feeling is always with me, but becomes multiplied at the moment we announce our last season – but I feel so deeply grateful to our devoted viewers that the REAL reason is that we are blessed with the ability to explore these characters 12 years of our lives. "
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He thanks the writers and crew of the show.
"The writers thought about this show, the writers created these characters, the writers are the ones who have found ways to keep coming up with organic, entertaining ways to keep the life of this show going, which is a much, much more challenging task than whoever otherwise than they will ever know or understand, and although I know they already know it, it is repeated time after time: I am so terribly grateful for the cast in this photo and the cast members who are not depicted here; they are in one scene or many episodes, you are all my playmates I fell in love with and have become part of my life when switching on and off, "he continued.
"You are my playmates when we do not feel like playing but because it is our job to go there and communicate and pretend that we are these other fictional people and we look into each other's eyes and say these words and eventually create these weird, different reality that has enriched my life more than I will ever fully understand, I'll miss you all and all this more than I can say and more than I can know right now, "he concluded.
Other members of the cast said goodbye on social media.
Bialik wrote on her personal blog that she complained about the end of the series.
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"Am I happy, of course not," she wrote. "This is my job since Melissa Rauch and I joined the cast as regular customers in season 4. I love my work, I love my castmates, and I feel so much appreciation for our incredible crew, our brave writers, our entire staff. and our great fans, so many people are part of us Big bang family."
Cuoco placed her feelings on Instagram.
"This ride is a dream come true and as life changes as it gets, it does not matter when it would end, my heart would always be broken in two, drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season so far. To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thanks, we are going away with a bang ", she wrote.
Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday. Television, the producers of the beloved sitcom, that the show would end after season 12. The last season will premiere in the last week of September.
"We are forever grateful to our fans for their support The big bang theory in the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are very grateful for the success of the show and strive for a final season and a series final, which will ensure The big bang theory to an epic creative conclusion, "said WBTV and Chuck Lorre Productions in a joint statement.
With 279 episodes, the show is the longest-running multi-camera comedy in TV history. It just shot first episode of season 12 on Tuesday.
Long-standing sitcom Modern family ends next year with the upcoming 10th season.
During the run, The big bang theory earned 52 Emmy nominations and won 10 of them. Despite his multiple awards nods, it has never won top comedy honor. The show was – by far – the number 1 comedy of TV in North America (including Canada) until it was launched from the first place by the return of Roseanne.
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