The Big Bang Theory will for sure go down in history as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. The show had its first season aired in 2007 and was an instant hit among the fans. The show went on to run for a total of 12 seasons before it came to an end in 2019. The lead actor and star of the show, Jim Parsons who played the role of Sheldon Cooper in the series was the major reason for the ending of the show. He was struggling behind the scenes as well. It wasn’t an easy decision for the actor either but it was something that had to be done.
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The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series book was released last year and it revealed some interesting details about the cast and the end of the show. The book revealed that another lead cast member of the show almost left during season 10 of the series.
Johnny Galecki discussed leaving the show back in season 10 with Kaley Cuoco
In the book, The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series is a lot of interesting reveals. One of these reveals stated that Johnny Galecki discussed leaving the show with Kaley Cuoco. According to sources, this was a few years before the show eventually ended after season 12 of the series. Galecki allegedly discussed leaving the show with Kaley Cuoco during the filming of season 10 of the series. However, he did not go through with his plan to leave the show. Jim Parsons, however, did take on that role a few years down the line and became the reason for the end of The Big Bang Theory.
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Johnny Galecki did not take the news of Jim Parsons leaving the show well
Galecki and Jim Parsons played the role of best friends and roommates on the show. However, as the show came to an end, the duo developed a close bond with each other. That is why, Galecki initially did not take the news of Parsons leaving the show well. Although he did understand that the show could not continue any further, the actor was not happy with the way the situation was handled. According to sources, Galecki expected at least a warning from Parsons before he dropped the news on the team.
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Parsons’s decision to leave the show so abruptly shocked Galecki and he did not know how to respond to this. Johnny Galecki revealed that everyone started sobbing when they realized that the show was coming to an end. He said, “We were just blindsided that day. And not necessarily shocked by Jim’s decision, but that he hadn’t had that conversation with his castmates first to prepare us.”
The cast did spend almost 12 years together day in and day out while filming for the show. So, it really hurt Galecki when Parsons did not discuss the topic of him leaving the show before his announcement.
Source: The Things