The longest-running multi-camera sitcom in TV history
is about to come to a close. On Wednesday, it was announced that "The Big Bang Theory" will sign off after the end of Season 12, which kicks off in September. Cast members of the show, which has aired on CBS since 2007, shared their thoughts on the announcement.
Jim Parons said that he was especially grateful to the show's crew and writers. He said, "I feel grateful to our crew - many, many of whom have been with us since day one - and who are the people who bring a sense of steadiness and dependability ... I am grateful to all the writers of our show - those with us now and those that have come and gone - because, without them, there would literally be no Big Bang Theory at all, ever." He concluded, "I will miss all of you and all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time."
A source told Entertainment Weekly that the show is coming to an end because Parsons, who plays Sheldon, wanted to leave. He has not addressed the report publicly.
❤️Swipe for my caption to this picture which was too long to just write here (not surprising given the circumstances) ❤️
A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on Aug 23, 2018 at 9:31am PDT
Mayim Bialik said in a blog post on her site, Grok Nation, that she's feeling emotional, but wants to serve her fans as best as she can in Season 12. She wrote, "Am I happy? Of course not. This has been my job since Melissa Rauch and I joined the cast as regulars in season 4. I love my job. I love my castmates, and I feel such appreciation for our incredible crew, our brave writers, our entire staff, and our amazing fans ... But, as a cast, we love bringing joy to our viewers and we will continue to do that to the best of our collective ability.""
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Kaley Cuoco said her heart was "broken in two" and that she was "drowning in tears." She promised fans, though, that the show will go out "with a bang."
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