Saying good bye to Raj Koothrappali as "Big Bang Theory" comes to an end with season 12
Big Bang Theory premiered back in September of 2007. It was the first time we saw a South Asian character as a series regular cast member in a television show on a major network. Even though the beloved character Raj Koothrappali played by the very talented Kunal Nayyar was written fairly stereotypically, we were just so happy at the time to see a brown person on screen. Nayyar brought so much charm to the character you couldn't help but fall in love with him. Raj's story line and development definitely took a turn these last few seasons and the writers started to make the character a bit more hip, cool and relatable. The comedy will end as TV's longest running multi-camera comedy in history with 279 episodes.
Producers Warner Bros. Television announced Wednesday that the comedy's previously announced 12th season will be its last.
"The Big Bang Theory has been the defining comedy of its generation,” Kahl said Wednesday in a statement. "All of us at the network take exceptional pride in this series that uniquely combines creative genius, commercial ratings success, cultural influence and characters who became so popular, they are easily known by just one name. We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre Productions and a brilliant cast and crew that has made such a ‘big bang’ and lasting legacy on the television landscape.”
“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," WBTV and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a joint statement.
The series finale will air in May of 2019. We're looking forward to seeing what Kunal Nayyar will work on next!
"Big Bang Theory" Coming to an End After Season 12 | E! News