Ever since CBS announced that they were looking into the possibility of a spinoff for "The Big Bang Theory," theories and rumors about this potential new show have taken over the Internet.
The spinoff rumors also sparked questions about whether "The Big Bang Theory" would be ending soon. After 10 years of the hilarious and popular nerd-centered show, it's more than fair to assume that some or many of the actors would want to move on, effectively ending one of the highest rated comedies on TV.
What we know so far is that a prequel series based on the character of Sheldon Cooper is currently in development at CBS, which, if picked up, would likely air in the Fall of 2017. The show will depict a young Sheldon, growing up in Texas.
According to Deadline, "The Big Bang Theory's" executive producer Chuck Lorre is attached to the project, tentatively titled "Sheldon," as is showrunner Steve Molaro. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory," is also attached, though only as an executive producer rather than in an on-camera role.
If you're worried about "The Big Bang Theory" getting the axe after Season 10, it's a little early to start making predictions yet.
It's true that the high production cost of CBS's highest rated show and soon to be expiring contracts of the cast make its fate hard to predict, but until "Sheldon" gets an official green light from CBS, you shouldn't worry too much about the spinoff replacing the original.
"The Big Bang Theory" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.