Kaley Cuoco Pens Heartbreaking Post After The Big Bang Theory’s End Announced

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The moment fans have been dreading has finally come: The Big Bang Theory is officially coming to an end. As much as it pains us to say this, on Wednesday, August 22, Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions released a joint statement announcing that the upcoming twelvth season will be the show’s last. Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, was among the first from the cast to react to the news.

The actress, who has been a part of the Big Bang cast since 2007, shared a heartbreaking Instagram post, revealing that she is “drowning in tears” at the announcement the show was ending.

Kaley is understandably devastated, but she knew that this day was coming. However, that doesn’t make it any easier. At the end of 12 seasons, Big Bang will have amassed a whopping 279 episodes, making it the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in television history. It’s also received 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins. They’ve had one of the greatest runs and should be proud of their hard work.

Kunal Nayyar, who played Raj, also penned his own farewell on IG: “As you may already know… and for those of you who don’t. This will officially be Big Bang Theory’s last season,” he wrote. “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!”

It’s being reported that Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, is the reason for the sitcom coming to an end. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor was “ready to walk away” because he did not want to be tied down for two more years after CBS tried to secure the original cast members, Jim, Kaley, Kunal, Johnny Galecki, and Simon Helberg with a deal worth $50 million.

We understand why he’d be ready to leave. The OG stars have been playing the same character for 12 years now and he’s probably ready to pursue other roles and career goals. But, as sad as we’ll be to see them go, we’re so happy that there’s a whole new season to look forward to!

The Big Bang Theory‘s final season premieres on September 24 at 8 PM ET on CBS.

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