‘The Big Bang Theory’ To End with Season 12

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Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons, and Mark Hamill behind the scenes of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wedding episode (Photo: Michael Yarish © 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

Fans of The Big Bang Theory, television’s longest-running multi-camera series, will only have one more season to enjoy the critically acclaimed comedy. CBS has officially announced the show’s 12th season will be its last.

Season 12 will premiere on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT. It will move to its regular Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT time slot on September 27th. According to the network, when The Big Bang Theory comes to an end in May 2019 it will have aired 279 episodes.

“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,” said Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions in a joint statement.

The cast includes Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, and Steve Holland serve as executive producers.

The 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.