CBMs have done a considerable amount of closet cleaning for the neighborhood friendly nerd. We are allowed to talk at parties. Our cosplay is considered ‘trendy’ during Halloween and random movie premieres. And there is more than Doctor Who and The Twilight Zone reruns to captivate our imaginations on TV.
But arguably there has been no other TV show to show a geek life better (and funnier) than ‘Big Bang Theory.’ For 12 seasons (as well as 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins), this series has provided us fun and yuks, while providing a few things that may look familiar (like a comic book store or certain fashion statements).
Word just exploded that the Chuck Lorre concoction will end after its 12th season . Along with the whimsical minds of Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, Lorre and ‘Big Bang Theory’ has given us 279 shows of classic nerd viewing for the annals of our DVD collections. And they know it.
“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve 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,” WBTV and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a joint statement.
For a moment, it seemed the show had jumped the shark with marriages and babies, but why? This show has enjoyed ratings every season, but none quite like this mononymous fashion. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl talks about that very thing:
“The Big Bang Theory has been the defining comedy of its generation,” said (Kahl). “All of us at the Network take exceptional pride in this series that uniquely combines creative genius, commercial ratings success, cultural influence and characters who became so popular, they are easily known by just one name. We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre Productions and a brilliant cast and crew that has made such a ‘big bang’ and lasting legacy on the television landscape.”
The final season begins airing Monday, September 24 (8/7 c) and then back to Thursdays three days later, all on CBS.