Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions, and CBS have issued a joint statement detailing that The Big Bang Theory is ending. After 12 seasons, the hit comedy series will be coming to an end in 2019. The statement is as follows: “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.” The EW has reported that Jim Parsons may have been a contributing factor to the shows end. Parsons was ready to walk away from the show, despite being paid a reported $1 million per episode for another two seasons. Dr. Sheldon Cooper has been a staple of the sitcom, so without Parson’s portrayal, CBS believed it was time for it to conclude. With over 46 Primetime Emmy nominations, The Big Bang Theory has been a huge success for CBS. Among the demographic of 18 to 49-year-olds, this has been a highly popular sitcom, even garnering a prequel series, Young Sheldon. TV Guide also ranked the show as #52 on the top 60 sitcoms of all time.