EntertainmentBig Bang Theory Finale: What's Next for Stars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons & More
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As 'The Big Bang Theory' approaches its May 16 series finale, stars look back fondly on 12 seasons of TV's top-rated comedy.
Withseries finale around the corner, fans are preparing to say one final goodbye to their favorite characters.
But, not to worry. We haven’t seen the last of, , , , , and .
Here’s what the stars are doing next.
For 12 seasons, Cuoco portrayed the ever so charismatic Penny, a character who was adored by so many.
“It’s the greatest role I’ll ever play in my whole life,” Cuoco, 33, toldearlier this year. “This character has changed my life, and this show has changed my life.”
Kaley Cuoco Cries Through Final 'Big Bang Theory' Table Read -- See the Pic!
The actress says the finale has 'given me a loss for words.'
After the show wraps on Thursday, Cuoco, who starred in 8 Simple Rules and Charmed before her BBT debut, will take on a few different roles, including one behind the camera.
The actress will, the animated series debuting on the DC Universe streaming service in October. In addition, she’ll also star in and produce the television adaptation of Chris Bohjalian’s novel The Flight Attendant, about a woman who wakes up next to a dead body with no idea how she got there.
But outside of work, Cuoco will continue to attend to herand her , Karl Cook.
“He is my perfect match,”in March 2018. “He lets me wake up in the morning and say, ‘I want to go and rescue rabbits.’ And he’s like, ‘All right, let’s get a coffee and let’s go.’ And that is him. We are the same, our views are the same, our morals are the same, he is my perfect match.”
Johnny Galecki Shares Tearful Photo from Final Big Bang Theory Table Read: 'So Very Sad'
Johnny Galecki Photo Final Big Bang Theory Table Read : 'So Very Sad' John Galecki has a good reason to cry. After 12 seasons, The Big Bang Theory is airing its final episode on May 16. And from the looks of some of the cast’s social media, it’s going to be an emotional one. Galecki uploaded a tearful photo to his Instagram late Wednesday night, after the show’s final table reading. “This morning was not an easy one,” Galecki, 43, who plays Leonard on the show, wrote alongside the photo. “The final table reading for The Big Bang Theory. So very sad. So very grateful.
Since day one, Galecki has portrayed corky physicist Leonard Hofstadter — and he is sad to say goodbye.
“These characters stay in you, whether you want them to or not,” the actor, 44, told EW. “When it comes to Leonard, I’m very happy about that.”
While Galecki plans to continue playing David on the Roseanne spinoff, The Conners, and is developing a new series as a producer, he is preparing for his biggest role yet: fatherhood.
Earlier this month the actor, 43, confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE that him and girlfriendare expecting their first child.
“We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world,” the couple told PEOPLE.
Sheldon Cooper fans can rejoice for the time being — the beloved physicist isn’t going anywhere just yet.
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Kaley Cuoco went for flower power on Wednesday as she lead her Big Bang Theory co-stars at the TCL Chinese Theater handprint ceremony in Hollywood.
After the show wraps, Parsons, 46, will continue as executive producer and narrator of TBBT prequel Young Sheldon.
“I’ll just say, ‘I’ll see you around, Sheldon,” Parsons previously told EW. “You are on syndicated repeats on TV all the damn time, so I can’t avoid you.”
In August, Parsonsabout the end of the beloved CBS comedy.
“It is hard (nearly impossible, actually) to really accept that this is a picture of the first of the final 24 episodes we will shoot for The Big Bang Theory,” Parsons wrote. “I feel very fortunate that we have another 23 episodes to shoot this season because I am hopeful that with each and every one, my level of REALLY accepting this fact will sink in.”
“And while I know that they already know it, it bears repeating again and again: I am so terribly grateful for the cast in this picture and the cast members who aren’t pictured here — whether they were in one scene or many episodes along the way; you are all my playmates that I have fallen in love with and who have become a part of my life on set and off,” he continued. “You are my playmates when we don’t feel like playing but have to because it’s our job to get out there and communicate and pretend we’re these other fictional people and we look into each other’s eyes and say these words and end up creating this weird, other reality that has enriched my life more than I will fully ever understand. I will miss all of you and all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time.”
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Parsons recently served as an executive producer with Netflix on the new comedy series Special, which debuted in April. Plus, the actor portrays the attorney who prosecuted Ted Bundy in Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. He will also star in Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, a movie adaptation of TV critic Michael Ausiello’s memoir about his relationship with soulmate Kit.
Simon Helberg is a man of many talents.
While not much is known about the actor’s plans post-TBBT, portraying aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz for the past 12 seasons is enough for us.
He’s also listed as an executive producer on the docu-series Elvis Goes There.
We have done this 278 times. Before every show. For 12 years. Tonight we’ll do it for the last time.— Simon Helberg (@simonhelberg)
Will Raj Koothrappali be coming back anytime soon?
According to EW, the 38-year-old actor may return to the Big Bang universe with a rumored TBBT spinoff that would focus on Raj’s bromance with Howard (Helberg).
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Please, let this happen!
Rauch, who portrayed the petite Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, has a lot to look forward to.
Post-Big Bang, the actress will return to the big screen opposite Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman in the Steven Soderbergh Panama Papers drama The Laundromat.
And, who knows, maybe we’ll see her on the rumored spinoff. Fingers crossed!
Last, but certainly not least, Mayim Bialik is a force to be reckoned with.
The author, actress, and Emmy Award winner — who also has a PH. D in neuroscience — captured the hearts of BBT fans everywhere with her portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler.
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She runs her own online lifestyle publication,, and will voice a character in the upcoming sci-fi project The Inspector Chronicles. We wouldn’t be surprised if she focused on her writing, too: She’s authored , including the 2018 parenting guide Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant.
The Big Bang Theory Cast Thanks The Fans (via CBS)
The Big Bang Theory‘s two-part series finale airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Tears, handkerchiefs and cuddles: the backstage at the end of "The Big Bang Theory"
Who could have predicted such a future at The Big Bang Theory? They were few in 2007, when it was launched, to believe in this series which was heroic four geeks and a creepy Chouïc Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar). Twelve years later, his actors have become stars paid $ 1 million per episode and hearings are still good. The adventure will end on May 16 after 12 seasons and 279 episodes. Several actors have published on the social networks backstage reading the scenarios of the last episode. A moment full of emotion, according to the tears shed by Johnny Galecki. "This morning was not easy," he wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, referring to a "so sad" moment. "I'm so grateful," he added in a commentary, where he is seen bending over and drying his tears. Emotion was also at the rendezvous for Kaley Cuoco. In tears on Instagram, the actress squeezes against her what appears to be the script of the last episode. In another published photo, she shows all the tissues she used during the final reading session. "Be ready for a final that makes me lose my words," she wrote on the publication.
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"Entertainment Weekly", it's Jim Parsons' decision to leave "The Big Bang Theory" after season 12 that would have pushed CBS to put an end to to the series. The channel would have been ready to renew it for two more seasons.
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