“The Big Bang Theory” will end its 12 season run in May 2019, as its star actor, Jim Parsons has decided to step away from the show.
Warner Bros. Television, on the 22nd of August confirmed this, adding that the series will wrap up as the longest-running multi-camera series in history, breaking records with 279 episodes.
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons,”
Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions and CBS said in a 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,”it continued.
The show which debuted in 2007 and stars Johhny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Raunch, also procreated a spinoff series, “Young Sheldon,” based on Parson’s character.
While “The Big Bang Theory” has never won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, it’s has gotten 52 nominations throughout its run. Parsons is the only lead actor to win four Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series trophies.
The season premiere will air Monday, September 24, before shifting back to its regular time period on Thursday that same week.