CBS Boss Is Not Happy The Big Bang Theory Is Ending


Fans of The Big Bang Theory have had some time now to get used to the fact that one of their favorite shows is about to wrap its 12 season run in May, and while some of them are probably still upset about losing a show they’ve loved for so long, it turns out that they aren’t the only ones dealing with dismay over the end of the long-running sitcom. While we’ve heard that that many of the stars are sad to leave their roles behind, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl is also deep in his feelings about it. Here’s what he had to say:

Well, that was blunt. To be fair, though, Kelly Kahl was certainly telling the truth when he mentioned to The Wrap that The Big Bang Theory has had “an amazing and consistent run.” After a wonky start that saw the cast and crew wonder if a second season was even possible for them, the writer’s strike of the 2007 through 2008 fall season, oddly enough, saw the series get a new lease on life. According to co-creator Chuck Lorre:

By the time San Diego Comic-Con came around in the summer of 2008, it was clear by the number of fans waiting to watch the cast and creators talk about the show that they’d finally managed to strike a chord with people, and might be on to something that would turn out to be pretty big. And, in the seasons since that summer, The Big Bang Theory has been such a boon for CBS that anyone can see why Kelly Kahl would be sad to see it go in just a few short weeks.