Kaley Cuoco's heart is 'broken' over decision to end 'The Big Bang Theory' after 12th season
The decision to end the show was made by CBS earlier this week and Cuoco posted the picture of the cast only hours after the official statement came out.
Kaley Cuoco, the star who plays Penny in CBS' hit TV series The Big Bang Theory, has taken to Instagram to talk about the end of the series as a whole after its 12th season. The 32-year-old actress got quite emotional in the caption that she put along with a picture of the cast and rightly so. The series has begun production on its 12th and final season. The decision to end the show was made by CBS earlier this week and Cuoco posted the picture of the cast only hours after the official statement came out. She wrote in the caption: "This ride has been a dream come true and as life-changing, as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two."
"Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet. To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are goin out with a bang 💫 @bigbangtheory_cbs."
Cuoco has played the role of Penny on the series since its premiere in 2007. The final episode of the show is scheduled to be aired in May 2019 and this will bring an end to the longest-running multi-camera series in the history of television with 279 episodes. Her co-stars - Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik - have still not commented on the news.
ET spoke to the cast at PaleyFest back in March and that is where it was revealed for the first time that it was uncertain if the series would continue. Nevertheless, Cuoco was hopeful and said: "I love being a part of the show and I think it'd be really stupid to say no. There's just nothing better. Season 13 does sound kind of cool."
Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a joint statement that was released on August 22 that the show is going to have an "epic" conclusion. The statement read: "We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 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 the series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close."
The Big Bang Theory is set to premiere its final season on CBS on September 21 (Monday) at 8 p.m. ET/PT before it goes back to its usual time on September 27 (Thursday) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series and the season ends in May 2019.