The Big Bang Theory debuted in 2007 and quickly became a worldwide comedy hit, receiving 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins to date. The Emmy-nominated series will end next year with a record-breaking 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 12 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 brilliant but socially challenged physicists and best friends Leonard and Sheldon (Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons) are back for the final season along with Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg).
In Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon entered into a “Relationship Agreement” with his female companion Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and took his relationship to the next level by marrying her after a long courtship. Meanwhile Howard and his microbiologist wife Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) started to adjust to life with their two children.
In the season 12 premiere, Sheldon and Amy honeymoon in New York while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents. Special guest Kathy Bates appears as Mrs Fowler as Raj insults physicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.