The End Of An Era: The Big Bang Theory, Co-Created by HUMANITAS Trustee Bill Prady, Leaves An Emotional Note On Finale
All good things come to an end, and the same is true with TV’s longest running multi-camera comedy show, The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper and the rest of his geeky squad says goodbye to the airwaves in a rather emotional finale episode aired Thursday evening.
The Big Bang Theory is one of the most top-rated comedy, and its finale episode broke the hearts of the fans of the show. Nonetheless, the last two episodes did not disappoint. The long-running TV show on CBS concluded its twelve-season run with two final episodes “The Change Constant” and “The Stockholm Syndrome,” in a finale that aired for more than an hour.
The T.V. exited the airwaves making history as the show with the most number of the episode for a multi-camera series ever with 279 episodes. The Big Bang Theory overtook another contemporary, NBC’s “Cheers,” which aired for 12 season and 275 episodes.
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom that aired on CBS every Thursdays at 8/7 c. It is created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady together with Warner Bros. Television. It premiered on September 24, 2007.
The show has beaten all odds amidst early doubts to become a cult classic after some questioned the show’s chances of survival. The show revolves around the lives of two incredible Caltech geniuses but socially awkward roommates, theoretical physicist, Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), and experimental physicist, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) whose lives change when pretty waitress Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moved in and became their new neighbor.
The finale episode that aired last Thursday was followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the show in “Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell” with Galecki and Cuoco as hosts.
The unprecedented rise of The Big Bang Theory has to lead to the creation of a spin-off series, Young Sheldon, which revolves around the young Sheldon Cooper in his Texas hometown. Following the announcement of The Big Bang Theories’ cancellation, CBS announced that they are renewing Young Sheldon for two more seasons after the popular hit comedy sitcom’s second season concludes.
Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, announced the renewable of the hit comedy spinoff today. She said in a statement: “Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, Young Sheldon has been a powerful performer for the network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape.”
Meanwhile, the mother show, The Big Bang Theory, during its twelve-season run, won a total of 10 Emmy Awards with Parsons taking home four of those trophies, including a distinction for being the best lead actor in a comedy series in 2014.
As earlier promised, the TV show’s exit was filled with some surprises – a pregnancy, cameos, and a speech about the importance of friendship. The episode has seen one of the unthinkable scenes where Sheldon, a germaphobe, hugged Penny in a very emotional farewell.
But the question remains: will Sheldon win a Nobel Peace Prize? Well, you have to watch the episode to find out. Sheldon and Amy anxiously awaited the decision whether or not they will be able to win the coveted award.
Meanwhile, the farewell episode also talks about the fate of the elevator that was nonfunctional for much of the series. Will the elevator function again? Are they finally going to fix it?
The series’ ending also did not fail to inspire. It included a scene in which Bialik (Amy), who is a neuroscientist in real life, urges young girls to pursue careers in science. “Little girls who dream about science” should pursue it a career and ignore those who drag them down, she said.
In the end, the TV show leaves as one of the most watched programs on broadcast or cable TV with 12.5 million viewers, beating out HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which is also on its way to end the series on Sunday after an eight-year run.
Jim Parsons has said the end of the show feels like a “real rite of passage moment,” which was full of memories and some tears. Galecki seconded and noted that the show has touched “so many hearts.”
The finale of The Big Bang Theory marks the end of an era of a TV show that did not only make people interested in science but also created an emotional narrative on the importance of friendship.