Over the course of 11 seasons, The Big Bang Theory has been one of the most popular sitcoms on TV. Viewers tuning in each week have learned the “Soft Kitty” song, watched Sheldon and Amy’s relationship blossom, and even witnessed the show tackle unexpected topics, like Bernadette’s feelings about pregnancy. And now, The Big Bang Theory is officially coming to an end.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. announced today, August 22nd, that Season 12 of The Big Bang Theory will be the show’s last. That means that the CBS comedy will air its final episode in 2019. In a joint statement to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros., CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions promised an “epic, creative close” to the series.
Reportedly, the series could have gone on an additional two seasons, but Jim Parsons, aka Sheldon, was ready to leave and didn’t renew his contract. However, that doesn’t mean that Parsons isn’t sad about the show ending. He shared his bittersweet feelings in an August 23rd Instagram post (scroll to the right for his full statement).
Parsons reiterated his immense gratitude to the show’s writers, creators, and crew, as well as his fellow castmates, while also noting that the news has yet to fully sink in. Star Kaley Cuoco also shared a bittersweet post on August 23rd, writing that she was “drowning in tears,” while noting, “this ride has been a dream come true.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be the longest-running multi-camera comedy in TV history when it wraps. It has been nominated for 52 Emmy Awards and has won 10. Season 12 will premiere on September 27th and end in May 2019.
We may miss the show when it ends, but we have no doubt that The Big Bang Theory will go out with a bang. We can’t wait to see what Season 12 has in store.