Although The Big Bang Theory Season 11 has already been confirmed for next year, the question remains as to whether or not Jim Parsons will still reprise his role as Sheldon Cooper. Unfortunately, fans have been on tenterhooks the past few weeks about the main characters’ future in the hit TV series.
We’re midway through Season 10 and the midseason finale is just around the corner before the series officially takes its Christmas break. But it seems like there’s no letting up for the rumors that hound the show. Though creator Chuck Lorre himself confirmed this wouldn’t be the last we’ll see of his beloved characters, he could not confirm if everyone is coming back for Season 11.
Is Jim Parsons really leaving The Big Bang Theory Season 11?
The Big Bang Theory follows the lives of Sheldon (played by Parsons), Amy (Mayim Bialik), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), and Penny (Kaley Cuoco). It has garnered a huge fan base and made Parsons and the rest of the cast a big part of Americans’ home viewing. However, what will happen to The Big Bang Theory Season 11 if Parsons decides to leave?
Rumors about his possible exit are nothing new. He is apparently involved in other shows, particularly a spin-off prequel of The Big Bang Theory cast about the life of the young Sheldon Cooper with his siblings and mother in Pasadena. Although he won’t be appearing in the show, Parsons is going to be one of its producers.
The 43-year-old Parsons, who was named as the highest-paid TV actor for 2016, is also reportedly working on a new sitcom titled Lance 2.0 with his boyfriend, Todd Spiewak. The sitcom will tell the story of a young couple who, in the aftermath of an accident, will have to deal with the erratic changes in the man’s personality.
Parsons has not confirmed his return yet?
So many things are going on in Parsons’ career, including his involvement in Freeform’s The Monarchy Is Going to Sh*t, which is about an illegitimate son being appointed to the throne of Andova. Problems arise when the legitimate daughter appears and expects to be crowned.
While all of these are going on, Parsons has confusingly remained mum about his career plans. He neither confirmed nor denied rumors that he will not be joining The Big Bang Theory Season 11 because of his other shows, as well as that $1-million-per-episode demand.
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