CBS’ hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory is ending after its 12th season, but it isn’t because Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the show, got tired of the role, that’s for sure. As a matter of fact, the 32-year-old actress wouldn’t mind if the sitcom would go on for a few more decades.
Speaking with Extra, Cuoco shared her feelings about the end of The Big Bang Theory and said she would be willing to do it 20 more years. “It’s broken my heart,” Cuoco told the magazine. “I am so sad that it’s ending. For the record, I would have done 20 more years.”
The rest of the cast didn’t take news any better than she did. “I was bad, but everyone was crying,” she added. “I think we were all hoping for a giant Bazinga!”
The Big Bang Theory will come to an end after this upcoming season, but the fans might get a consolation prize. According to reports from various sources, the show’s co-creator Chuck Lorre is considering doing a spinoff. If that were to happen, Kaley Cuoco would be immediately on board. “If he called me and said ‘let’s do something’ tomorrow, I would,” she said about the possibility.
While it was believed that The Big Bang Theory will go on for at least several more years, it was announced in August that the show’s 12th season would also be its last. While the reasons for this decision were not revealed to the public, according to sources, Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, wasn’t willing to continue with the series. It is believed that that the rest of the cast was ready to go on for a couple more seasons.