Live Poll: The Future of the Big Bang Actors

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The recent announcement that The Big Bang Theory (2007) will be ending with the upcoming twelfth season caught many by surprise. Leaving a major hit TV show can be hard, no matter how big the star is. For every Jennifer Aniston from Friends, you have 10 Shelley Longs from Cheers.

Which of the BBT stars do you think has the most potential to become a big star once the show ends?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_Lf-xuXuvW4/
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Posted 12 months ago

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I think they will suffer less from "typecasting" than Friends cast members (you know, X will always be...) but ironically, the one I'm the least optimistic about is Jim Parsons. When I saw him in Hidden Figures, I couldn't stop thinking "this is Sheldon!" and could only take him half-seriously.



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Probably Kaley.
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Denzel rescued her from Russell's time bomb. I can't believe that's the only material in which I remember seeing her.
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hey jen...

although neither one is considered anything more than a joke these days...shelley long actually did far better than jennifer aniston after leaving their respective shows...
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What are you basing that statement on? These days they may be closer together, but Jennifer Aniston was a HUGE STAR for at least 10 years after Friends while general wisdom is that Shelley Long made the biggest mistake of her life leaving Cheers.

Aniston's current estimated net-worth: $200M
Aniston's pay-days after Friends:
Rumor Has It... (2005) $8M
The Break-Up (2006) $8M
Marley & Me (2008) $8M
The Bounty Hunter (2010) $8M
The Switch (2010) $8M
Just Go with It (2011) $10M
Horrible Bosses (2011) $6M
Wanderlust (2012) $8M
We're the Millers (2013) $26M ($5M +back end)
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) $10M
Office Christmas Party (2016) $15M +% of profit
Aniston's awards won unrelated to Cheers: 15
Aniston's current IMDb star meter rating: 161
18019 articles written about her

Long's current estimated net-worth: $10M
Long's awards won unrelated to Cheers: 0
Long's current IMDb star meter rating: 2462
265 articles written about her
Listed as #10 on Time magazine's Top 10 Quitters - http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1912597_1912596_1912583,00.html

Etc., etc., etc.
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I have no idea who Shelley Long is, and Jennifer Aniston is definitely a huge star. She even has her own cell named after her (Jennifer Aniston Neurons) so she'll live on forever
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I would guess that Johnny Galecki has the most potential to remain a big star :P
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Good point, most of these people could technically already be considered stars, maybe it should say "With "The Big Bang Theory's" end on the horizon, which of the show's stars do you think has the most potential to make it big outside the realm of BBT?"....except maybe condense the sentence a bit, brevity aint my thing
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Galecki is kind of famous outside the realm of BBT.
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hmm then maybe something about "staying relevant" or "not fading into oblivion" haha, as opposed to what I said.. either way I don't think the poll should suggest that all of them aren't already stars. Even if someone is only known for one show, if it's one as popular and long-running as The Big Bang theory then I think that's enough on it's own to make someone a big star
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& Kaley Cuoco is definitely relevant outside the show, before Big Bang theory existed I already knew her as one of the stars of a Family Channel show I used to watch (8 Simple Rules)
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Hi Jen, if you want this to be considered for the home page, "Big Bang" should be in double quotes in the title. If you don't care about the home page, it's not that big of a deal, but it's nice for the punctuation to be consistent in all polls, as well. 

This poll has me perplexed, lol. At first, I thought the odds are that probably some guest star will make it big but, then again, this series doesn't have all that many guest stars, so maybe not. Parsons has the typecasting to get over. Hmm... 
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Didn't I saw I ALWAYS forget this? Argh. Going to fix now and ask for re-push.
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?How fast to 1200?
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Kaley Cuoco
Been wondering when she would get "That Role" in a Movie ever since I first saw her on "Charmed".
The rest are destined for TV Stardom. 5 to 1 shot.
Simon Helberg
He's got an outside chance 25 to 1 shot. Like all comedians he will probably get an against type dramatic role. IE: Robin Williams.
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