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‘The Big Bang Theory’ series to close

The show ranks as the longest running multi-camera sitcom on television. As filming on episode 276 wrapped last month, The Big Bang Theory has officially surpassed the 80s classic Cheers’ previous record of 275 episodes.

The multi-award winning, record-breaking The Big Bang Theory is nearing the end of the line, with the series finale set to air on May 16, 2019.

The final appearance of Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj and their friends is expected to attract millions of viewers worldwide.

Fans in the MENA region can watch the highly-anticipated episode at the same time as the US, on STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.

The show has recently entered television record books as the longest running multi-camera sitcom. As filming on episode 276 wrapped last month, The Big Bang Theory has officially surpassed the 80s classic Cheers’ previous record of 275 episodes.

Created by Emmy-nominees Chuck Lorre  & Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory follows two brainy best friends, Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life, they’re lost in the cosmos, that is until their new neighbour, the beautiful, simple and street-smart Penny moves in across the hall.

The Big Bang Theory is considered a ‘paradigm-shifting’ show in the world of sitcoms, as it challenged the stereotypical portrayal of scientists and took a rather affectionate approach to its characters, celebrating their academic, social and romantic triumphs and failures all the same. The show is also credited with sparking interest in science, especially astrophysics, among the younger generations.

All 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory are available on STARZPLAY.