Kaley Cuoco reveals her heartbreaking reaction to 'The Big Bang Theory' ending
"Alexa, play Celebration by Kool & The Gang." Yes, after 11 years of HELL, it has finally happened: The Big Bang Theory will finally be departing our television screens.
The longest-running, most unfunny, multi-camera sitcom in the history of television is finally pulling the plug. No more will we have to suffer "soft kitty, warm kitty," and I, for one, could not be happier about.
But, someone, somewhere, likes The Big Bang Theory. In fact, a lot of people, in a lot of places, like The Big Bang Theory. Why? Well, I'm here to give you the answer:
In all seriousness, the show has proven to be hugely popular and, when Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions released a joint statement promising to bring an 'epic' conclusion to the show, fans were left absolutely heartbroken. In the statement, they said:
"We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons.
"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 The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close."
For the cast of the series, the programme has defined their careers, elevated their platform and, of course, lined their pockets. It's believed that cast members were pocketing $1 million per episode and, considering that there are 24 episodes per season, they were making a pretty tidy living.
One person whose life has been transformed due to the sitcom is Kaley Cuoco. Cuoco, who was relatively unknown at the time the show launched, is now an international star with millions of fans and followers on social media. Taking to her Instagram account, the actress wrote a heartfelt message to fans of the show, saying:
"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."
Kunal Nayyar, the actor who played Rajesh Koothrappali in the sitcom, also wrote a message to fans of the show. In it, he said:
"As you may already know... and for those of you who don’t. This will officially be Big Bang Theory’s last season. After season 12 we will be the longest running multi camera sitcom in the history of television.
"There are no words in any language that can describe what my heart wants to say... The love that I feel for all of you is boundless. Without you the fans there would be no us.
"Tonight I sleep with a prayer of gratitude on my lips. This isn’t goodbye... yet... still 23 eps to shoot!"
I wish it was goodby... 23 more episodes!? Wake me up when it's over.