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The Big Bang Theory to score a Season 13 renewal?

A TV executive hints at the future of the show

By Shannon Gunn

One of The Big Bang Theory executives has hinted that our favourite nerdy group of friends may soon be returning to our TV screens for another season.

CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl threw fans into a flurry of excitement on Sunday, telling reporters that the series' future may not be over after all.

"We don't believe it's the final year. We are in preliminary discussions to renew the show with Warner Bros.," she revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

To add further speculation, Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady mysteriously responded by re-tweeting comments on Twitter about the series' potential renewal, with a simple and understated "huh".

The cast are yet to have their contracts renewed for any future seasons.
The cast are yet to have their contracts renewed for any future seasons.

Despite Prady's vague response, the news is welcomed by fans after its 12th season (which is yet to air in Australia) was rumoured to be the end of the line for the show.

Co-creator of The Big Bang Theory Chuck Lorre told The Hollywood Reporter back in 2017.

"One could easily presume (season 12) would be the end of the series," he said at the time.

The original cast of the series, which includes Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg, are all still yet to have their contracts extended past season twelve.

Will we be seeing our favourite geeks for season 13?
Will we be seeing our favourite geeks for season 13?

The creators of the show have been keeping themselves busy by focusing their attention on TBBT spin-off Young Sheldon, which explores the early life of the awkward yet captivating Sheldon Cooper. The series has been well-received by audiences, with the show renewed for a second season.

We can't help but wonder what exploits would be in store for us in season 13 should it arise? For now, it seems we will have to anxiously wait for the official green light on the future of our lovable geeky gang.

The Big Bang Theory airs in Australia on Channel Nine.

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