Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is a sitcom by CBS that follows four socially awkward geek friends and the wives of three of them. If you ever want to watch a comedy series, then this is the first one that you should watch. Not only is the show’s writing hilarious, the superb performances by every cast member adds to making the sitcom a laugh riot. The premise of the show is unique and interesting, as it entertains viewers by bringing to them a representation of the lives of scientists which are often assumed to be boring.
For those unaware, Season 1 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ first premiered September 24, 2007, and was an instant hit. A year later, CBS released Season 2, which also took the world by storm, garnering an average season viewership of over 10 million. Since Season 2 aired, the craze around ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has grown year by year, reaching a crescendo with Season 9, which saw an average viewership of a whopping 20.36 million. Seasons 10 and 11, too, fared well, with average viewerships close to 19 million each. As it stands, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is currently America’s third favorite show, and also enjoys a massive fan following across the world.
When CBS renewed ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for Seasons 11 and 12 together, fans were hopeful that the immensely popular sitcom would return again for a thirteenth season. However, in August 2018, CBS confirmed that Season 12 would be the last and final season of the long-running comedy. Notably, with the completion of Season 12 in May 2019, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will become the longest-running multi-camera comedy in history.
The Big Bang Theory Cast: Who is in it?
All your favorite characters including Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, Kunal Nayyar as Raj Koothrappali, Melissa Raunch as Bernadette Wolowitz, Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, and Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom returned or the final season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. These characters apart, Season 12 will also see Lindsey Kraft playing the character of Marissa, the new wife of Penny’s ex, Zack. She is expected to be present in multiple Season 12 episodes.
Further, the show generally features a few guest appearances from famous actors to scientists, every season, and at the start of Season 12, scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye get involved in a Twitter scuffle with one of the characters. More such guest appearances can probably be expected, considering the fact that Season 12 is the last in the series. Since ‘The Big Bang Theory’ seasons generally run from September to May, it is expected that Season 12, which consists of 24 episodes, will follow suit too.
The Big Bang Theory Plot: What is it about?
In the Season 11 finale, Sheldon and Amy finally got married, while Sheldon also made a breakthrough in the String Theory, with the concept of super-asymmetry. Season 12, being the final season, is of course expected to explore these two story arcs more, with a particular emphasis on Sheldon and Amy’s post-marital life, and the complications that arise out of Sheldon’s desire that Amy help him with his work on super-asymmetry. Further, later in Season 2, Sheldon and Amy’s super-asymmetry theory gets proven, but complications arise when two scientists try to kick Amy out of her Nobel Prize nomination.