TV’s highest-rated sitcom is coming to an end.
On Wednesday, CBS announced that the 12th season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be its last. The series, which follows the life of a group of scientists (and one aspiring actress), is TV’s longest-running multicamera comedy. The series finale will air in May 2019.
The decision to end the sitcom apparently came after Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, flat-out told CBS executives that he wouldn’t be sticking around if the show got renewed for a 13th season, which has now led Parsons to pen a note of appreciation to the TBBT‘s cast and crew on Instagram.
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Twitter profile tweeted the following statement from CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions: