"This gratitude needs no time to ‘sink in'": Jim Parsons pens thoughts on 'The Big Bang Theory' ending after Season 12
The Emmy-winning star of the show shared his gratitude shortly after CBS, Warner Bros. TV, and Chuck Lorre Productions announced this upcoming twelfth season, will be the last one.
Ever since the news of the very popular and hit comedy series, 'The Big Bang Theory,' ending after its upcoming 12th season hit the internet, fans and followers of the show have taken to social media to express their sorrow over the situation. While some broke down, others took it with much gusto. And hopping on the wagon is the show's main character - Sheldon Cooper aka Jim Parsons - who took to Instagram to share his raw, unplugged sentiments about the show coming to an end.
The Emmy-winning star of the show shared his gratitude shortly after CBS, Warner Bros. TV, and Chuck Lorre Productions announced this upcoming season - scheduled to premiere Monday, September 24, will be the last.
"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 in a long Instagram post alongside photos of the cast. "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," The photo shows himself, Melissa Rauch, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar on the sets for filming the first episode of the 12th season.
"Something else I feel grateful for—and this gratitude needs no time to ‘sink in' or become more ‘realized;' this grateful-feeling is always with me but is multiplied in this moment of us announcing our final season—but I feel such intense gratitude for our devoted viewers who are the ACTUAL reason we have been graced with the opportunity to explore these characters for 12 years of our lives," he added.
"I feel grateful to our crew—many, many of whom have been with us since day one—and who are the people who bring a sense of steadiness and dependability, who are so warm and kind and always quick to say hello and smile at us every time we come to the set and who, even though you don't see them on TV, are in many ways the real and steady heartbeat that keeps this body of work alive and breathing while we, like flailing arms and legs, act like jackasses and fools in attempt to make someone laugh. I am grateful to all the writers of our show—those with us now and those that have come and gone- because, without them, there would literally be no 'Big Bang Theory' at all, ever," he continued.
"The writers thought of this show, the writers created these characters, the writers are the ones who found ways to keep coming up with organic, entertaining ways to keep the life of this show going which is a task much, much more challenging than anyone other than them will ever know or understand. 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 are 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," Parsons reflected.
"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."
The news comes as a shock indeed as the upcoming season wasn't always intended to be the final one. At the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour, CBS boss Kelly Kahl had mentioned that renewal talks about a prospective 13th season had been occurring. But turns out this is it. Hopefully - they all will go out with a big bang indeed!