The Big Bang Theory To End With Season 12


While it may be one of the biggest sit-coms ever, CBS has confirmed that the upcoming season of The Big Bang Theory will be the last.

CBS, Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre Productions released a joint statement thanking fans for their support over the 12 seasons, promising to end the show with... well, a big bang.

"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," the statement read.

The series will wrap up with the title of the longest-running multi-camera series in TV history, with a whopping 279 episodes under its novelty Star Trek belt.

The 12th season will debut on September 24 in the US, most likely wrapping things up mid-2019.

While many series struggle to reach the longevity of The Big Bang Theory, such success can come at a cost. And we mean that literally.

The highly decorated series -- 10 Emmy wins and 52 nominations -- saw a bulk of the main cast like Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg signing new contracts that meant they were each reportedly receiving $1 million PER EPISODE.

Still, the series' impact can be seen with its spin-off Young Sheldon as well as in the science community with The Big Bang Theory inspiring the naming of a bee species, a jellyfish species AND a colobus monkey. Impact!

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