Jim Parsons: Nominated for Two Emmys, Leaving Big Bang Theory?
Jim Parsons has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his role in The Big Bang Theory, however rumors are swirling about a possible exit from the show. Might he take his Emmys and run and leave fans mourning his absence on the hit TV show?
This isn’t the first time Parsons has been nominated. In fact out of the several nominations he has received in the past, he has taken home Emmys for three. In addition to Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory has received an Emmy nod for Outstanding Comedy Series. Parsons’ costar and on air love interest Mayim Bialik received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Rumors about Jim Parsons leaving the show started last season when his character, Sheldon Cooper, appeared to be exiting the story line. Rumor has it that contract negotiations for all of the show’s characters are currently in a limbo of sorts.
Those rumors along with the one about Jim Parsons leaving the show likely has Big Bang Theory fans up in arms. CBS Chairman of Entertainment, Nina Tassler, says there’s no reason to fret just yet, however.
The cast of Big Bang Theory still hasn't signed a new contract. Jim Parsons,Johnny Galecki &Kaley Cuoco want $1Million/episode. #FoxKatZ1035
— Kat Callaghan (@KatCallaghan) July 18, 2014
“We’re feeling very confident that everything will work out,” she said at the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday. “These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year.”
Can you even imagine what The Big Bang Theory would be like without Sheldon Cooper? Hopefully Jim Parsons’ contract–as well as those of his cast mates–will be renewed once again. Fans will still have to wait a little while to enjoy new episodes, however. The show’s new season isn’t set to premiere until September 22nd at 8:00 P.M.
Will you be tuning in?
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