It seems The Big Bang Theory will finally reach an endpoint, with Warner Bros. Television announcing in a press release today that the series will conclude with its twelfth season. The Chuck Lorre created sitcom will end with 297 episodes in total, making it the longest running multi-camera series on television. Fans can expect The Big Bang Theory to return for its final season on September 24th and it will end in May of 2019.
In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “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.”
The final season of The Big Bang Theory will debut Monday, September 24 (8/7c) on CBS before moving to its regular time period on Thursday, September 27 (8/7c).
The series, which debuted in 2007 and airs in syndication around the world, has received 52 Emmy® nominations and 10 wins to date (though has never won for Outstanding Comedy Series), and 7 Golden Globe® nominations.
In addition to centering many of its episodes in the worlds of science and technology, The Big Bang Theory enjoys a healthy appreciation and support from the scientific community at large, including having a bee species (Euglossa bazinga), a jellyfish species (Bazinga Rieki) and a monkey at the Columbus Zoo (Dr. Sheldon Cooper) named in the show’s honor.
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