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The Big Bang Theory was Going to Get a 13th Season!

The reason it didn't will shock you.

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The modern sitcom, Big Bang Theory was launched in 2007. The show was initially criticized, where fans pointed out rip-offs from multiple shows. However, the show soon gained it’s original melody and displayed itself on the billboards of Hollywood. The story, which features 4 Physicists and their new neighbor. Penny (Kaley Cuoco), moves in near to Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki). Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg play the role of Rajesh and Howard respectively. Amy was introduced in the show as well, who is Sheldon’s girlfriend and later his wife. Mayim Bialik plays the role of Amy. The show is rated 8.1/10 on IMDb and achieved 81 percent Rotten Tomatoes.

What Happened?

What didn’t catch the audience’s eye was the fact that Big Bang Theory had a potential season thirteen. Yes! According to reports Jim Parsons rejected a 50 million dollar deal for the role of Sheldon Cooper for season thirteen of the Big Bang Theory. The entire cast as per reports did not want the thirteenth season. But why would a cast who’s loved by billions and is getting paid, reject such an opportunity? Jim Parsons during an interview explained why he rejected the offer. The cast did not want to make the same mistake as other shows. The mistake being; running the show for too long until the audience is bored and the show entails a low rating.

A wise choice

Experts characterize this as an amazing strategy. Ending the show on a high rating and happy audience would serve the directors best, rather than a long one. It still has more seasons than most sitcoms out there such as How I met your mother and FRIENDS. Even though you might be disappointed, the tactic has enabled the show to interest the audience for all 12 seasons rather than only a few. The thirteenth season would have been a mistake.

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