Primetime’s top-rated sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” will officially conclude on CBS next spring. Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions have announced its pending demise after 12 seasons (and 279 episodes).
In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “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.”
“The Big Bang Theory” will open its now final season on Monday, Sept. 24 (at 8 p.m. ET) before moving to its regular time period on Thursday, Sept. 27 (also at 8 p.m. ET).
Comparably, “The Big Bang Theory” will tie “My Three Sons” and “Two and a Half Men” as the second longest running network sitcom behind “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” which aired on ABC for 14 seasons (from 1952 to 1966).