“The Big Bang Theory” show’s creator shares that he prefers having a live audience while filming. Will this be the hit show’s saving grace after reports claiming that Season 10 will be its last?
“The Big Bang Theory” creator Chuck Lorre recently explained why having live audiences during filming is important for his shows. In an interview with Variety, Lorre said that the 200 to 250 audiences present at the studio during filming help determine whether or not the jokes will be a hit among a larger number of viewers.
“There’s a terrific vulnerability when you’re working in front of a live audience. There are no tricks involved. There’s no editing or post-production magic. It’s very vulnerable. And I would guess that vulnerability is part of the appeal. When it truly works, it’s great,” he said.
He then added that “It’s ridiculous to assume it’s going to be funnier at home in your living room. So when we shoot in front of a live audience, when something’s not working, when it’s not generating a visceral laugh, we rewrite it. But we don’t put it on television if it’s not working in front of a live audience.”
According to E! News, “The Big Bang Theory” star Kunal Nayyar said that “The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 is the last as his contract stands now.
“The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 lead actors Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), and Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) signed a new three-year contract back in 2014 to retain their “The Big Bang Theory” characters.
This isn’t the first time that “The Big Bang Theory” was rumored to end after season 10. Showrunner Stephen Darrow said that he believed “The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 will be the last in an interview back in 2015, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think so. I can’t speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we’ll be then but it’s certainly possible that it could go past that,” Darrow said at the time.