The executive producer of the series, Chuck Lorre, was considering a thirteenth season, but has decided that they will bring the show to a “epic creative close” next year instead.
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons,” he said.
“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,” he added in a joint statement with WBTV, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions.
The show was adored by many, boasting close to 19 million viewers for seasons ten and eleven.
The decision has the public divided, and while 19 million people are upset, others are happy that the show is finally ending.
It actually seems like most people are pretty happy.
The decision to end The Big Bang Theory is the only thing that makes sense so far in 2018.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) August 22, 2018
The Big Bang Theory is officially ending after this season.
Many people will say it should have ended long ago, but in any case, Bye-zinga.
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) August 22, 2018
Modern Family’s ending next year, Big Bang Theory’s ending next year, it’s like we’re getting a tired sitcom cleanse, this truly is the golden age of television
— jon butter (@threecowboyhats) August 22, 2018
Among the 19 million fans, some are devastated though.
Prediction for the final scene for the Big Bang Theory…the elevator doors closing with all of them inside. I hate to see it end, but it’s time.
— Andie Adkins (@AndieK30) August 22, 2018
I have been a fan of The Big Bang Theory since the beginning. All the hates people are throwing at the show now, seriously? You could have just leave it if it wasn’t your cup of tea. Its been more than a decade and I love it more every season. This finale news is ????
— Comeback EXO! (@smol_soo12) August 22, 2018
All in all, the decision has viewers divided, but one thing is for sure, Kaley Cuoco is still a hero.
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