““The Big Bang Theory,” CBS’s enormously successful sitcom, will finish its 12-season run in May, Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday.
“The series will clock in at 279 episodes, a total that Warner Bros., which produces the show, said would make it the longest-running multicamera comedy in TV history.
““Cheers” had 275 episodes when it ended its storied run on NBC in 1993.
“The sitcom, created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Jim Parsons as one of the socially awkward scientists navigating life at a university, debuted in September 2007.
“Consistently one of the most watched television shows, it has been nominated for 52 Emmy Awards, winning 10. Mr. Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, a brilliant, abrasive and hopelessly dorky physicist, has won the Emmy for best actor in a comedy four times.”
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