CBS’s enormously successful sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” will finish its 12-season run in May, Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday.
The show will clock in at 279 episodes, a total that Warner Bros., which produces the series, stated would make it the longest-running multicamera comedy in television history. “Cheers” had 275 episodes when it concluded its storied run on NBC in 1993.
The sitcom, created by Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre and starring Jim Parsons as one of the socially awkward scientists navigating life at a university, premiered in September 2007. Consistently one of the most viewed TV shows, it has been nominated for 52 Emmy Awards, winning 10.
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