A comedy series that has been a staple of prime time and one of the biggest success stories on television for years is ready to wrap it up. CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions announced jointly that they’re pulling the plug on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Season 12, which premieres Monday, Sept. 24, will be the show’s last season.
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ during the past twelve seasons,” CBS and the producers said in their joint statement. “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.”
Warner Bros. TV noted that when the show wraps next year, it will have aired 279 episodes and will rank as the longest-running multicamera comedy in television history.