‘Big Bang Theory’ Showrunner: ‘Maybe Season 10 Is the Ending Point’

Johnny Galecki, Kale Cuoco and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki, Kale Cuoco and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory Monty Brinton/CBS

Going out with a bang? TV's highest-rated sitcom may soon be on its way out, as The Big Bang Theory's head honchos appear to have an end date in mind.

Steven Molaro, showrunner for the hugely popular CBS comedy series, told The Hollywood Reporter that the producers are eyeing season 10 as its probable final run. Big Bang is currently airing its ninth season.

When asked whether the season that’s set to premiere in fall 2016 would be the end of the road, Molaro said, "I think so. I can't speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we'll be then, but it's certainly possible that it could go past that."

"The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point," he continued. "The real answer is, I don't know, and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There's still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn't be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line."

Co-creator Chuck Lorre told THR that he was not yet sure when the show would call it quits.

"I'm not going to presume to know how many years this has because it's ridiculous for me to guess," Lorre said. He added that the show's success had "already gone beyond my wildest dreams."

Big Bang, which is currently TV's No. 1 sitcom in the coveted 18-49 demo, delighted fans last week when Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lost their virginities to each other. The show is currently renewed through season 10, with the show's three main cast members — Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny) and Parsons — signing huge three-year deals in August 2014, likely landing them each $1 million per episode, according to THR

The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST.

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