On August 22nd, 2018, Warner Bros. Television and CBS confirmed that the hit comedy television show, Big Bang Theory, was come to an end. The last episode will air in May 2019.
Big Bang Theory has been on the air for 11 years. With more than 50 awards, the show’s 279 episodes have served fan’s quick-witted comedy needs with brilliant dialogue and character development. Once May 2019 comes around, and the show is finished, Big Bang Theory will officially be the longest-running multi-camera series in television history!
Fans have fallen for the character’s unique personalities and extensive research in less than common fields. The characters are played by Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
A majority of the cast is heartbroken when responding to the show’s ending. Kaley Cuoco, perhaps the most famous female lead in the show, was asked if she couldn’t imagine her life without Big Bang Theory. She replied: “I actually can’t, to be honest…I can’t really picture it. And I don’t think there really will be my life without it — I think it’ll always be there, I think it’ll always be running, I think we’ll always have those fans. It’s always going to be a part of me.”
However, there was one cast member who was not heartbroken over the show’s cancellation. He’s believed to be the one actor that promoted the show’s ending.
Jim Parson’s, the show’s leading actor, had desired to leave the show behind. According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS had hopes of two more seasons- but Jim Parsons was against the idea and said he was ready to walk away altogether. Since his character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, was the star of the show, it would be impossible to continue without him.
Following the release of the reason behind the show’s cancellation, Kaley Cuoco chimed back in with an emotional response on her Instagram. In a picture with her beloved cast, she wrote: “This ride has been a dream come true and as life-changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two. Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet. To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are goin’ out with a bang.”
The final series premiere will air on Monday, September 24th on CBS before airing during its regular time on Thursday, September 27th. The final episode will air in May 2019.