The Big Bang Theory cast celebrated the show’s 12 season run by adding their handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch finished up work on the show’s final episode (#279) on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and then took part in the handprint ceremony in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollwyood on May 1st.
The handprint ceremony marked the first time in the Hollywood Walk of Fame history that the cast of a standalone television series was recognized with this special honor. The Star Trek cast was previously recognized with a handprint ceremony, however it was honored for its 25th anniversary as well as its six feature film adaptations.
Airing for 12 seasons, The Big Bang Theory holds the record as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history. The one-hour series finale is set to air on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
“Having just wrapped the final episode the night before, we’re on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. But we can definitely count this iconic handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre as one of the highs. We’d like to thank all of our viewers who’ve supported us over the last 12 years and made an unforgettable event like this possible,” said The Big Bang Theory executive producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre.
The Big Bang Theory Plot:
“Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard and Penny have finally gotten married. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a ‘relationship agreement’ with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, and he recently took their relationship to the next level by marrying her after a long courtship.
In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon enjoy fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz and Wolowitz’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette, who is adjusting to life with their two children.”