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Jim Parsons Talks Final Season of 'The Big Bang Theory'

Jim Parsons is opening up about the final season of The Big Bang Theory.

After the May 16th series finale, the 46-year-old actor who played Sheldon for the past 12 seasons, talks about leaving it all on the table for the final season.

“I played the s—t out of that character, and some people could have done it longer probably—I don’t mean our show, but this relationship with the character,” Jim shared with Variety. “But I feel like we really wrung that material for what it was.”

“No matter how successful you are,” Jim continues, “even if you’re a huge success in movies, you don’t get to check into the same parking space for 12 years. This is not how someone in a creative profession normally gets to behave. Most human beings crave that structure, so I can see how it causes some hurricanes in the heart.”

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'Big Bang Theory' Series Finale Watched by 18 Million Viewers

The Big Bang Theory series finale landed approximately 18 million viewers, Deadline reports.

The two-hour final episode of the hit CBS comedy premiered on Thursday (May 16).

The finale secured a 3.1 rating in the key 18-49 demographic group, which is up 7 percent from last year’s finale – a 2.9 on May 10, 2018.

According to the outlet, the longest-running multi-camera U.S. comedy series in TV history wrapped its 12-season run as the top entertainment series in its last year in total viewers – the first show that can make that claim since NBC’s Seinfeld 21 years ago.

ICYMI, see how the Big Bang cast reacted to the series finale, and hear them share behind-the-scenes stories.

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Share Behind-the-Scenes Stories on 'Late Show' Following Series Finale!

Following the emotional series finale of The Big Bang Theory on Thursday, the cast of the beloved CBS sitcom joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show!

Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg all hit the stage on Thursday night (May 16), where they dished on the show coming to an end, answered questions, and shared some secrets about their time on set over the last 12 years.

One of the funniest moments came when Colbert‘s questions came “from an anonymous member of the group, for the entire group.”

“Did anyone ever have sex in their dressing room?,” one cast member fessed up before both Cuoco and Nayyar pointed a finger at Galecki. “You must have,” Cuoco and Nayyar said as Galecki slowly raised his hand.

Jim also talked about how the writers were under enormous pressure as they worked on the series finale: “You can’t get it wrong, because it’s yours – you’ve been writing it all this time,” he said, then adding, “Think of it this way, you can’t get it right! Someone’s going to hate it. We’ll find out tomorrow.”


‘The Big Bang Theory’ Cast Answer Each Others Questions

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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Reacts to Series Finale

SPOILER ALERT – This post contains major spoilers from the series finale, so continue reading at your own risk.

The Big Bang Theory has come to an end.

After 12 seasons, the hit CBS series has come to an end on Thursday night (May 16), and the cast is reacting to how each of their character’s ended up.

Cast members Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Melissa Rauch all sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the two-part finale and reflect on the show.


Click through the slideshow to get each cast member’s reaction…

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Gets Honored With Historic Handprint Ceremony!

The cast of The Big Bang Theory is now forever cemented in history.

The series’ stars – Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch – stepped out for their handprint ceremony at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Wednesday (May 1) in Hollywood.

The Big Bang Theory is the first television series in history to be honored with the ceremony.

The group just wrapped filming for the final episode of the show’s 12-season, 279-episode run the night before.

Executive producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre, who was a featured speaker at the event, said, “Having just wrapped the final episode the night before, we’re on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. But we can definitely count this iconic handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre as one of the highs. We’d like to thank all of our viewers who’ve supported us over the last 12 years and made an unforgettable event like this possible.”

The Big Bang Theory will sign off as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with a one-hour series finale on May 16 at 8/7c on CBS.

FYI: Kaley is wearing Marc Jacobs with Sergio Rossi shoes and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of the Big Bang Theory cast at the event… More Here! »

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Kaley Cuoco Reveals She Almost Wasn't Cast on 'Big Bang Theory'

Kaley Cuoco was this close to not being on The Big Bang Theory!

During a recent interview promoting the last few episodes of the hit comedy series, the 33-year-old actress revealed that when she first auditioned for the role of Penny she didn’t get it because producers thought she was too young.

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“I didn’t get [the original role called Katie] the first time around,” Kaley shared via Cinema Blend. “I was too young, which I love saying because I don’t get to say that I’m too young anymore. Then, a year later, I heard they were doing it again, and they brought me back in to read for Penny.”

When the show first premiered back in 2007, Kaley was only 22-years-old.

The Big Bang Theory will end with an hour-long episode on CBS on Thursday, May 16.

Also pictured inside: Kaley supporting husband Karl Cook at a horse show on Sunday afternoon (March 17) in La Quinta, Calif.

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