‘The Big Bang Theory’ will finally come to a close after 12 seasons on the air as one of the most popular shows on all of television…
There is no bazinga here — ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is officially coming to an end with season 12.
CBS announced on Wednesday that the popular sitcom starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch would finish out with the upcoming season that debuts on September 24.
There have been rumors for the past couple of seasons that the end of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was looming overhead but CBS continued to hint at the possibility of another extension for the long running series. A separate report from EW says that ultimately it was Jim Parsons, who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the show, decided he wanted to exit the series after 12 seasons.
Because all of the actors had contracts that only ran through season 12, CBS would have been forced to renegotiate with everybody involved, although it appears they were still ready to do that until Parsons made his decision to leave. The main three actors on the show — Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco — are reportedly making nearly $1 million per episode as of their last contract.
“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,” WBTV, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a statement released on Wednesday.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ remains a massive ratings hit for CBS even through 11 seasons. Syndication for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on networks such as TBS have even garnered huge ratings over the years as well.
Now ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will come to a close after the final season wraps in 2019.