Don’t expect any The Big Bang Theory reunion anytime soon as star, Mayim Bialik, says it’s still too soon for it. In 2018, it was revealed that the sitcom was ending. Before the beginning of season 12’s production, the cast learned that Jim Parsons, who played Sheldon, wanted out. While the rest of the actors were still interested in returning for another year, they decided to wrap up the show altogether.
The announcement that The Big Bang Theory was ending came as a surprise to everyone. Not long before this, it was revealed that CBS was even contemplating on ordering at least another year given its enduring popularity as it maintained its high ratings over the years. So, the final 24 episodes of the sitcom aired and primarily focused on newlyweds Sheldon and Amy’s work on Super Asymmetry, which ultimately won them a Nobel Prize in Physics in the finale. Despite the surprisingly heartwarming finale, there are some who continue to hold out hope that somehow the Pasadena gang’s story will continue one way or another. Unfortunately, while this idea hasn’t been totally ruled out, the chances of it happening in the near future are very slim.
Speaking with Insider, Bialik was asked about the possibility of a The Big Bang Theory reunion happening, and she was realistic about the idea, saying that it’s still too soon for it. She also reveals that she hasn’t heard any plans for it, but is grateful to be able to continue working with Parsons, who produces her new sitcom, Call Me Kat. Read what Bialik said about the chances of a reunion below:
Look, I think it’s still very soon, you know? I haven’t heard anything about it and I just feel really lucky that I get to continue working with Jim Parsons in a producer capacity.
Bialik has a point; it has just been almost two years since The Big Bang Theory ended, and a reunion might feel forced. Furthermore, at this point, it’s certainly unnecessary. Some of the cast members are just re-establishing their careers outside of their 12-year stint in the sitcom. While they will always be tied to the characters they played on the show, especially since it has maintained its popularity due to syndication and streaming availability, most of them presumably want to get out of the shadow of The Big Bang Theory. That is scary and tricky to do, as admitted by Kaley Cuoco, who has successfully transitioned in starring and producing the hit HBO Max show, The Flight Attendant.
The Big Bang Theory did come up with a generally satisfying ending, however, there were some valid criticisms about how the show’s story has been handled in the last few years of its run. It had been too engrossed with progressing Sheldon and Amy’s relationship that it left the rest of the characters’ arcs stagnated. Somehow, it didn’t feel like it was an ensemble show anymore just as it was in its earliest seasons. If there’s any reunion in the future, it would be great to learn that other members of the Pasadena gang have also moved forward with their lives, despite it happening off-screen.