New York: The CBS’ longest running Sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which played 12 seasons successfully on the channel aired its final episode, as declared by the channel, on May 16th 2019. The show was a great success and attracted a large fan group globally. While the creators of the show Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady had tried to continue with Season 13 due to extensive fan request, one of the leading actors Jim Parsons, who played the role of an empirical nerd Sheldon Cooper, declared his unwillingness to continue the contract.
Why CBS revives TBBT?
But then the situations changed, as the global pandemic forced the viewers in front of TV more than ever, the channel strategies and intervention achieved in resuming the contracts of all actors, even Jim Parsons. So the show is on, eventhough an official confirmation from the CBS is awaited. The other leading actors Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuocuo, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are also continuing their roles in Season 13. CBS says that the awkward number 13 has become a lucky number for them. The economic crisis ensued by the pandemic affected the advertisements in most of the channels which thereby reduced their revenue. Economists observe that the upcoming months on channels will witness the revival of their most earning TV shows. In USA ratings, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ maintained viewership rank not less than 3 from Season 6 onwards and it became the most viewed comedy show of around 20.44 million in the 18-49 age group.
The original plot:
The show originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, 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 and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. Over time, supporting characters were promoted to starring roles including neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski, physicist Leslie Winkle and comic book store owner Stuart Bloom.
Good news is not yet over!
The show also casted in cameo, some of the famous personalities of the time: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, Elon Musk, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Earl Jones, Carrie Fischer George Takei and many more. Unofficial report from CBS make the fans all the more ecstatic pointing their background works for rebooting another hit series ‘Person of Interest’ with Season 6. Economists are eager to analyze whether this new trend is going to rejuvenate the falling economy in entertainment media.