Today, in a complete shock to the fictional science community, The Big Bang Theory has been cancelled after 12 seasons.
The Chuck Lorre creation, which by its end will have spanned 279 episodes, will hold the title as the longest running multi-camera sitcom in history.
In a joint statement from CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, and Warner Bros. television, the announcement to end the series after season 12 comes on the heels of 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins. They also note, with light shade to the Television Academy, that The Big Bang Theory has never won for Outstanding Comedy Series.
(Story courtesy of Esquire)