CBS has announced when the current season of The Big Bang Theory will come to an end. According to a report from CBS News, the show about socially awkward physicists will close its seventh season on May 15 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Big Bang Theory will end on the same night as the freshman comedy, The Millers, and the Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary. The Crazy Ones and Two and a Half Men, the other two shows in CBS’ Thursday night lineup, will respectively close their seasons on April 17 and May 8.
Along with The Big Bang Theory, many of CBS’ current shows have been renewed for another season. The Charleston Gazette reports that comedies like Two Broke Girls; Mike & Molly; and Mom will all be making a comeback. Unfortunately, The Crazy Ones may be gone, as its contract has yet to be renewed. Its finale will be a one-hour long episode, but there is no word if it will just close the season, or try to put a wrap on the series.
This news comes just a little more than a week after The Big Bang Theory was renewed for three more seasons, according to a post from The Inquisitr. That means that, as of now, the comedy hit will have a total of 10 seasons.
The Big Bang Theory is currently on a two-week hiatus, as March Madness has taken over the airwaves. But, don’t fret, Big Bang fans. Sheldon Cooper and his gang will return on April 5 with a new episode titled “The Indecision Amalgamation.”
The show has been a ratings juggernaut in its seventh season. Back in January, The Big Bang Theory had its largest audience ever, with 20.35 million viewers watching the show live, according to TVLine. Since then, it hasn’t been able to reach or exceed that number, but the show and CBS are still winning Thursday nights.
Before The Big Bang Theory went on hiatus, its March 13 episode earned 17.3 million viewers, according to Zap2It. And while that was down from the 17.9 million viewers it had the week before, the show has been the clear winner, when it comes to Thursday night primetime viewing. Last week’s 8 p.m. hour was dominated by both The Big Bang Theory and The Millers. The latter earned 11.1 million viewers during its live airing. Two and a Half Men and The Crazy Ones had 10 million and 7 million viewers during their respective airings, while Elementary had 9 million in the 10 p.m. slot.