Despite CBS having been in talks to continue the show for a 13th and 14th season, it has been confirmed today that The Big Bang Theory will be concluding after it’s upcoming 12th season. Even though the 11th season was bringing in 14 million viewers a week, reportedly it came down to co-star Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper. Parsons reportedly wanted to move onto other projects and thus, given the popularity and importance of the character in the show, it was decided to make season 12 the final season of the show. Today, Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions released the following statement:
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.
Like many shows created or co-created by Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory has been received with mixed reception over the years, some finding it poor in quality, others a continuous and reliable piece of entertainment. Whatever your thoughts, 12 seasons is an impressive run by anyone’s standards. Stay tuned!