'The Big Bang Theory' cast makes history as they left their handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre
The Big Bang Theory is the first television series in history to be honored with the ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood.
On the heels of Warner Bros. Television’s blockbuster comedy 'The Big Bang Theory' filming the final episode of its remarkable 12-season, 279-episode run on April 30, series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch received one of the most prestigious honors in entertainment when they left their handprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
The series has achieved an honor which no other television show has managed so far. TBBT is the first television series in history to be honored with the ceremony. The honor seemed only fitting since come May 16, 2019, Thursday, the show will sign off as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with a one-hour series finale at 8/7c on CBS.
'The Big Bang Theory' executive producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre, who was a featured speaker at the event, said: “Having just wrapped the final episode the night before, we’re on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. But we can definitely count this iconic handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre as one of the highs. We’d like to thank all of our viewers who’ve supported us over the last 12 years and made an unforgettable event like this possible.”
Lorre's remarks about an emotional cast and crew can only be evidenced by the number of social media conversations and Instagram posts which the stars and fans have been sharing since the beginning of April.
The stars of the show join an eminent list of stars who have been past hand/footprint honorees at the Chinese theatre including Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, directors Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino, plus Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Sam Elliott, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling and more. Although Star Trek was honored for its 25th anniversary and its six feature film adaptations, The Big Bang Theory represents the first standalone television series in history to be honored with the ceremony.
During its long and successful run, 'The Big Bang Theory' executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland, has received 52 Emmy nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations.