The Big Bang Theory series finale has wrapped production
The Big Bang Theory has wrapped production on its 279th and final episode, per Entertainment Weekly. The finale, which airs May 16, will be a two-part episode, with half filmed on a soundstage and the other half filmed before a studio audience.
The series debuted in 2007 and airs in syndication around the world. After 12 seasons, it has received 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins to date, and 7 Golden Globe nominations.
In addition to centering many of its episodes in the worlds of science and technology, The Big Bang Theory enjoys a healthy appreciation and support from the scientific community at large, including having a bee species (Euglossa bazinga), a jellyfish species (Bazinga Rieki) and a monkey at the Columbus Zoo (Dr. Sheldon Cooper) named in the show’s honor.
In 2015, the first-ever UCLA scholarship created by and named for a television series, The Big Bang Theory Scholarship support undergraduate students in need of financial aid who are pursuing their higher education Endowment, was established to in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Big Bang Theory is executive produced by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song), Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland. The series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
The final episode of The Big Bang Theory will air on CBS May 16.