It all started with a Big Bang…and now it’s ending. Earlier today, CBS, Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre Productions released a joint statement to announce that The Big Bang Theory will end after it’s current season.

Once the 12th and final season wraps, the sitcom will hold the record as the longest running, multi-camera comedy in television history. Not too shabby for a bunch of nerds who held real estate inside of lockers for the majority of their high school lives. Here’s how the execs broke the news:

“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 courteous heads-up definitely doesn’t soothe the sting of ending one of our favorite shows! All good things must come to an end, however, and this sitcom was definitely a good one. Over the course of the 200+ episodes, the series was nominated for 52 Emmys, and won 10. The entire starring cast is expected to be back for the final season, which premieres on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8pm EST on CBS.

Fans are already speculating about possible spinoffs. Would you watch a spinoff? Which characters would you want spun off? Am I the only one hoping for a full order of Fun With Flags?!