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CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions released a joint statement accompanying the Wednesday announcement:

"We are our fans Always grateful for their support of The Big Bang Theory over the past twelve seasons, along with the cast, authors and crew, they are grateful for the success of the show and want to deliver a final season and finale of the series & # 39; The Big Bang Theory & # 39; The Declaration marks a shift of just a few weeks as CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl saw the potential for a serial renewal on the Television Critics' summer press tour

According to the statement, the 279 episodes will make "Big Bang" the longest-running multi-camera comedy filmed in front of a studio audience in history, and a successful prequel spinoff "Young Sheldon "who launches his second season on CBS September

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