Millions of people will have to get their geek culture laughs elsewhere. The Big Bang theory is set to end after 12 dominant seasons on CBS. In a joint statement between CBS, WBTV, and Chuck Lorre Productions said "We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close."
As recently as last week there were rumors that CBS was trying to renew the show for a 13th season but apparently failed to close the deal. Big Bang has been a ratings juggernaut since it's debut in 2007 and has won 10 Emmy's in 52 nominations. According to a report at Deadline the show will air it's last episode in May of 2019.