The long-running comedy will say good-bye next spring.
August 22, 2018
CBS announced today that The Big Bang Theory will come to an end after its upcoming 12th season. The news will see the veteran series sign off next May as one of the most-successful prime time comedies of all time.
Since its premiere in 2007, The Big Bang Theory has been winning over audiences and garnering critical acclaim like few other comedies have. More viewers have tuned into the show since 2010 than any other comedy on television, and it consistently leads the ratings among many key demographics.
By the time its all over, the show will have aired a total of 279 episodes and rank as the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in TV history. It also picked up dozens of awards over the years from the likes of The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The People's Choice Awards, and many others.
A joint statement was released from WBTV, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions stating, "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."
Series co-creator Bill Prady also posted the following note on Twitter:
09/05/18 at 06:44pm
I didn’t realize that this show was still on the air.
09/05/18 at 12:03pm
Will miss it. But they can always bring it back some day. Since lesser shows like Murphy Brown are able to come back... So anyways, they got 22 episodes to introduce Howard's dad, and get Raj a permanent girlfriend. I think they can pull that off.
09/05/18 at 09:41am
09/04/18 at 08:56am
I'm sure they will survive off of their 1 million an episode paychecks.
09/03/18 at 07:54am
It had a good run IMO. It's okay to end shows.No need for them to run 10,11,12,13 years long.
09/01/18 at 02:34pm
@Just Cause: Post irresponsible at best. Should be removed and poster banned.
08/28/18 at 08:01am
Johnnyh Galecki has had no problems in finding other work,neither has the female lead. The guy who plays howard was in a meryl streep movie. They will probably do ok mostly. The others may struggle some. Hollywood disposes of people quickly though. Many tv actors find little work after a show sometimes. Even leads may end up as game show actors.But all this complaining about quality tv is silly. Tv was always about making money and not about being relevant ,although some shows are , but that's still not why they made them. And these people who complain about diversity sound like people who listen to too much talk radio. I do agree that too many tv shows showed dads as idiots and worse. But this country is varied, every job I have ever worked at ,including the army had a openly gay person at it and people of all colors. So tv ,if they are showing TODAY , should reflect that.
08/26/18 at 01:35am
last show not stuffed with unrepresentative proportion of diversity hires,
oh well i guess ill do something constructive with my life instead of watching tv
08/25/18 at 10:42am
This show was watchable, but lately could not be compared to the really good shows out there. Well even back in the day it was pandering to the masses. I just think after a while your characters keep doing silly stuff and not learning from it, trying to stay young and not realizing they are growing up, or you show them having the everyday lives that most people have as they get older. They had done enough and really couldn't keep it on any more.
08/25/18 at 08:36am
@Jaden: You should also remember this quote from PT Barnum:
“Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.”
TBBT started out childish and stilted. It went downhill from there. They hit the target market though, and made a fortune instead of quality tv.
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