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‘The Big Bang Theory’ will finish with Season 12 in May 2019: ‘A loyal labor of love’

Even outrageous TV hits come to an end.

“The Big Bang Theory,” a long-running top-rated comedy, will finish a run in May 2019 during a finish of a arriving season, a twelfth. The critically acclaimed CBS comedy, that focuses on a organisation of scientists and their friends, will finish with 279 episodes. 

CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions released a corner matter that accompanied Wednesday’s announcement: 

“We are perpetually beholden to a fans for their support of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ during a past twelve seasons. We, along with a cast, writers and crew, are intensely elegant of a show’s success and aim to broach a final season, and array finale, that will move ‘The Big Bang Theory’ to an epic artistic close,” a matter said.

The announcement outlines a change from only a integrate of weeks ago, when CBS Entertainment boss Kelly Kahl discussed a intensity for a array renewal during a Television Critics Association summer press tour. 

According to a statement, a 279 episodes will make “Big Bang” a longest-running multi-camera comedy, a kind filmed before a studio audience, in history. It also spawned a successful prequel spinoff, “Young Sheldon,” that starts a second deteriorate on CBS in September.

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When “Big Bang” premiered in 2007, a initial concentration was on dual socially ungainly physicists, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and a determined actress, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who lived opposite a hall. It also featured a physicists’ scientist friends, Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar).

Over a years, a array did an glorious pursuit expanding a ensemble, with a additions of associate scientists Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Amy (Mayim Bialik). Bernadette married Wolowitz and a integrate now has dual children. Amy married Sheldon in a Season 11 finale.  

Bill Prady, who combined a uncover with Lorre, praised a show’s family atmosphere in a tweet.

“There are many ways to demeanour during a dozen years of Big Bang Theory as we pull to a close, though for me it will be a family that collected any week to emanate a loyal labor of love. we will value my Big Bang family to a finish of my days,” he tweeted.

Kahl combined his praise, too.

“‘The Big Bang Theory’ has been a defining comedy of a generation. All of us during a network take well-developed honour in this array that singly combines artistic genius, blurb ratings success, informative change and characters who became so popular, they are simply famous by only one name,” he pronounced in a statement.

During an Aug. 5 TCA panel, Kahl pronounced he didn’t consider a entrance deteriorate would be a final one for a comedy, adding that a network was in rough discussions with producing studio Warner Bros. about a renewal, during slightest for one some-more season.

Warner Bros. TV boss Peter Roth after told USA TODAY that talks had not begun with expel or producers.

“Big Bang” has received 52 Emmy nominations and has taken home 10 Emmys, including four for Parsons for lead actor in a comedy and a guest-acting endowment for mythological comedian Bob Newhart.

The final deteriorate will premiere Sept. 24 (8 EDT/PDT), before a show moves to a unchanging Thursday time slot on Sept. 27(8 EDT/PDT).