The upcoming twelfth season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will be its last Warner Brothers TV announced.
When the series finally comes to a close, they will have amassed 29 episodes, setting the record for the longest-running multi-cam series ever.
“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,” reads the joint statement released by Warner Bros. TV, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions.
CBS and Warner Bros. TV made the decision to end The Big Bang Theory in 2019 because star Jim Parsons was ready to walk away from the hit sitcom, according to EW.
With a reported salary near $1 million per episode, Parsons — along with his four original costars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg — stood to make more than $50 million including profits if he agreed to stay on The Big Bang Theory for two more years, which is what CBS was trying to negotiate.
Regardless of what negotiations were to take place, Parsons was ready to walk away from Dr. Sheldon Cooper, and without his character in tow, it was an easy decision to end the series.
Parsons spent the last twelve years making us laugh as Sheldon, and has earned the right to walk away. Four Emmy wins, one Golden Globe, a voice-over role on the Young Sheldon spin-off, and other film and Broadway projects has made Parsons one of the elite in show business.
The twelfth and final season will premiere Monday, September 24th at 8 pm on CBS before settling into its permanent time slot starting Thursday, September 27th at 8 pm. You get two ‘Bangs’ for your buck the first week the new season airs – BAZINGA!
The series will officially wrap up sometime in May 2019.