• Allison McMIllian

'Big Bang Theory' star preparing for the show's final run

CBS has announced that season 12 of the "Big Bang Theory" will be its last. Kaley Cuoco, 32, posted a photo on Instagram of her and the cast with a heavy heart, according to Fox News.

"This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two," Cuoco wrote alongside a sweet picture of the cast. "Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet."

Cuoco has played Penny since 2007, when "The Big Bang Theory" premiered. The last episode will be in May 2019. The show is the “longest-running multi-camera series in TV history, with a record-breaking total of 279 episodes,” according to Fox News. The first episode of season 12 will be Monday September 24, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

"To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are goin out with a bang 💫 @bigbangtheory_cbs," she added.

None of the other casting members, including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, have posted anything about the show ending, but Rauch did post on Instagram on Tuesday, August 20, 2018, celebrating the first recorded episode of the season.

"We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of "The Big Bang Theory" during the past 12 seasons," the statement from Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorres Productions read. "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.”