The Big Bang Theory follows the lives of two quirky physicists Leonard Hofstadter (John Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (James Parsons) who not only work together at the California Institute of Technology, but also live together as well. Then, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) the waitress/aspiring actress moves into an apartment across the hall from the two brilliant but socially awkward physicists, and shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. The show also features them frequently hanging out with their best friends and fellow Caltech scientists Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar).
For 12 years The Big Bang Theory humored audiences with its quirky and socially awkward situations and showcased the love of fandom life. Audiences got to watch as the characters went through multiple changes and life experiences including heartache, marriages, and the arrival of children. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and The Big Bang Theory is no exception. The season twelve finale will also be the show’s series finale.
The Big Bang Theory is one of 21 finale dates announced on Monday by CBS. The series finale date is set to be May, 16.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.
You can find a complete list of all the finale dates here.