The cast of The Big Bang Theory

This week Warner Bros, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions announced that the upcoming season of Big Bang, would in fact be the last. 

This year will mark the show’s twelfth season, and producers have promised it will all end with a “big bang.” 

“We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a finale that will bring it to an epic creative close.” 

The final season will premiere Tuesday 25 September, and finish up in May 2019.

The series debuted in 2007, to mixed reviews. It went on to receive 52 Emmy nominations, and 10 wins to date. 

After the finale airs, it will officially be the longest-running multi-camera series in television history, racking up a record-breaking total of 279 episodes. 

The comedy has defined a generation, and will no doubt have a lasting legacy. 

Earlier this year, actor Johnny Galecki (Leonard) said that although it’s sad to think about the show ending, “at this point, everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home.” 

Jim Parsons (Sheldon) expressed his “intense gratitude” for the cast and crew who’ve become like family to him over the past 12 years. “You were all my playmates that I fell in love with, and you’ve become part of my life on set and off. I will miss all of you, and the show, more than I can say.”  

One comforting thought - the prequel show Young Sheldon shows no signs of ending, growing in popularity with the upcoming release of its second season. 

Stream The Big Bang Theory from the start right here.