CBS’s extremely successful sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” is finally reaching its endpoint. The sitcom has lasted for a total of 12 seasons, with its upcoming 12th season being its last.
Warner Bros. announced this information on Wednesday, in a joint statement with CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions. They stated, “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”
Warner Bros. also said that the show will be the longest-running multi camera comedy in TV history. “The Big Bang Theory” will finish at 279 episodes beating out “Cheers” which had 275 episodes. During its run, starting in 2007, it has been nominated for a total of 52 Emmy Awards and has consistently been one of the most watched television series around.
Although it be a surprise to many, the concluding season to the series has been talked discussed for a while. Johnny Galecki said back in January that he and fellow cast members would be content to end with Season 12.
“Young Sheldon” also debuted last year as a spinoff of the original series. Jim Parson who provides the narration of Sheldon Cooper in the spinoff hopes it does well as he isn’t ready to hang up the character of Sheldon Cooper just yet. He said , in an interview with the New York Times last year , “I know how hard it will be to end this job of playing this character, and this is going to be a nice way for me to deal with it. Hopefully it won’t feel as much deathlike when the day comes.”
“The Big Bang Theory” will starts its final season on Monday, September 24th, going back to it’s normal Thursday at 8 P.M slot after the premiere.