After a three-year wait, there has been renewed speculation for a cast reunion of The Big Bang Theory.
The television series The Big Bang Theory first aired in 2007 and concluded in 2019, but there is still hope for a comeback with its characters, with Kunal Nayyer expressing optimism for a return.
While speaking to comicbook.com to promote his new Apple TV Plus series Suspicion, Nayyer said he’d do it “if television still exists”… when he’s 60 years-old!
“To be honest, that was a really wonderful time of my life and now I’m enjoying other endeavors as well,” Nayyer said.
“And if that [reunion] were to happen, then it’s in the universe’s hands but currently, I’m just enjoying spending time with them.”
Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on Big Bang Theory, has expressed interest in a comeback in the past, especially following the Friends reunion from 2021.
“It was a life-changing experience for all of us, and it’d be great to do that for the fans, too, because we had such an amazing fan base that stuck with us for so long,” she told the same outlet.
About The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom served as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, all of whom also served as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007, and concluded on May 16, 2019, having broadcast 279 episodes over 12 seasons.
The show originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny (Kaley Cuoco), a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar). Over time, supporting characters were promoted to starring roles, including neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), and comic book store owner Stuart Bloom (Kevin Sussman).
The show was filmed in front of a live audience and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions. It received mixed reviews throughout its first season, but reception was more favorable in the second and third seasons. Despite early mixed reviews, seven seasons were ranked within the top ten of the final season ratings, and it ultimately reached the no. 1 spot in its eleventh season. It was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series from 2011 to 2014 and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times for Parsons. In total, it won seven Emmy Awards from 46 nominations. Parsons also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series in 2011. In 2017, the series spawned a prequel series, Young Sheldon, based on Parsons’ character Sheldon Cooper; it also airs on CBS.
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