Bad news for The Big Bang Theory fans as bosses release statement on the show’s future

Sad times for fans

The Big Bang Theory

by Laura Thornton |
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Fans of the much-loved television show The Big Bang Theory have found out that season 12 will be the last. The news was revealed in a series of tweets on their official page.

Their initial announcement was then followed by a statement which read, '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 #TheBigBangTheory to an epic creative close. -Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions'.

Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, also took to Instagram sharing a photo of the main cast members. She captioned the photo, '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 💫 @bigbangtheory_cbs'. [sic]

The popular TV show will end next May after a 279 episode run. According to the statement, it will make it the longest-running multi-camera series in TV history.

The show originally debuted on CBS in 2007 in America, before hitting screens here in the UK on E4. The Big Bang Theory is the longest running multi-camera TV series and has won numerous awards, including seven Emmys from a massive 46 nominations. The awards include four Outstanding Lead Actor wins for Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper.

The show centres around the lives of scientists Dr. Leonard Hofstadter, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Dr Raj Koothrappali, Howard Wolowitz and their neighbour Penny - whose surname has remained a mystery throughout the series. It has been praised for its combination of science, intellect and humour. The show has had a number of high profile cameos over the years, including Professor Stephen Hawking.

Kaley has consistently found herself in the Top 10 highest-earning TV actresses according to Forbes. Last year she was ranked at Number 2!

See who else made the list in the Forbes's list below...


Forbes - Worldu2019s Highest-Paid TV Actresses 2017

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10. Pauley Perrette - $8,500,000

Pauley Perrette plays Abby Sciuto NCIS and the NCIS spin-offs. This year she has also played the part of Robin in a miniseries called When We Rise.

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9. Robin Wright - $9,000,000

Since 2013 Robin has played the role of Claire Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards. She has received countless nominations for them including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, which she won.

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8. Priyanka Chopra - $10,000,000

Priyanka Chopra is one of India's highest-paid and most popular celebrities. She has won numerous awards and last year she was awarded with the fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

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7. Kerry Washington - $11,000,000

Known for playing Olivia Pope in Scandal, Kerry Washington has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her role in Scandal.

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6. Julie Bowen - $12,000,000

Julie Bowen has starred in a number of films and TV shows, however she is probably best known for playing Claire Dunphy in Modern Family.

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5. Mariska Hargitay - $12,500,000

Mariska Hargitay plays Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a part she has played since 1999.

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3 = Ellen Pompeo - $13,000,000

Best known for playing Dr. Meredith Grey in the hit TV series Grey's Anatomy, Ellen has been playing that lead role since 2005.

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3 = Mindy Kaling - $13,000,000

Mindy is the creator and star of the television sitcom The Mindy Project.

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2. Kaley Cuoco - $26,000,000

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco earns a massive $1 million per episode of the hit TV show.

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1. Sofia Vergara - $41,500,00

Sofia Vergara is the world's highest-paid TV actress for the sixth year in a row.She recently leant her voice for a Flamenco Dancer in The Emoji Movie.

Two years ago it was reported that the principal cast earned about $1 million per episode, however, it was later reported that they accepted a pay cut so other cast members got rises.

Created by Chuck Lorre, who also created hit shows such as Two and a Half Men and Roseanne, it has been so successful that it went into syndication in countries all over the world, and even spawned a spin-off series ‘Young Sheldon’.

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