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This Spring, one of the longest-running staples of network TV will finally come to an end. We're talking, of course, about the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which is scheduled to end its run this year after a whopping 12 seasons. As the finale draws nearer and storylines begin to head toward their endpoints, the question on everyone's mind is when to expect that final episode.
As with most networks, CBS has not yet released its May finale schedule, so we don't have an exact date for the final installment. In fact, as of early December 2018, the final episode had not even been written yet, as executive producer Steve Holland told USA Today. "We know what we want," said Holland, citing discussions with fellow executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. "We know the ending we're driving for, and we're excited about it."
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The news of the series coming to an end, which broke in August 2018, surprised many fans and insiders alike. Per Deadline, season 11's viewing numbers were still incredibly strong, with a weekly average of 18.9 million viewers, placing it as the second most watched show of the season. It would have been safe to assume that the show could have continued at that pace for several more seasons without dropping low enough in viewership to warrant a cancellation.
Ultimately, the reason for the show ending reportedly came down to one of its stars deciding that the time had come to step away. Jim Parsons, who has won four Emmys for playing quirky scientist Sheldon...
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