The Big Bang Theory will air its series finale on May 16.
The news was announced by CBS. The network also revealed that the final episode of the popular series will be an hourlong episode.
The May 16 series finale will end the sitcom’s 12-season run. According to The Wrap, by the time the series ends, it will be the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with 279 episodes. Over the years the series was nominated for 52 Emmys and 7 Golden Globes. It took home 10 Emmys including Jim Parsons who himself took home 4 Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy. Big Bang also starred Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar.
Very little is known about how producers and creative team has chosen to end, with Chuck Lorre telling Deadline just that “we have a general idea of what we are aiming for with May and the finale.
Parsons and Cuoco did give a small hint of what they wish happens in the series finale telling Entertainment Weekly, “That’s one of my wishes for the final episode,” says Parsons. “The elevator gets fixed, at least for a minute, and then we all get stuck in it.” “It would be a great show ending for me!” added Cuoco.