'The Big Bang Theory' Just Made TV History
'The Big Bang Theory' is currently in its 12th and final season, and they've made sure that they're going out with a (big) bang.
With the airing of episode 276, the comedy has now officially landed the title of the longest-running American multi-camera sitcom, previously held by Cheers with 275 episodes.
Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj on the show, celebrated the milestone with a photo posted to Instagram featuring the script for episode 276.
"And there you have it... this script officially makes us the longest running sitcom in the history of television, just surpassing the show Cheers. So cheers to that:) lil Delhi boy, making history," he wrote.
He continued, "What a dream come true. Thank you for your kindness over these past 12 years, there are no words in any language that could ever express the love I have for all of you... so, from my heart to yours, I love you."
Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, also acknowledged the show's impressive run with a group photo, saying that she felt "blessed, humbled, amazed, grateful" for the experience.
"I'm glad we're going out with a bang. I hate saying that, but it's kinda true," she told E!. "We wanted to go out on top."
The Big Bang Theory will wrap its 12-season run this spring with a double-episode series finale on May 16.