On Wednesday, TV viewers everywhere cried out after it was announced that The Big Bang Theory is ending after 12 seasons.
Obviously, this has an even deeper impact on the cast and crew of the series. This is thier life and also their job.
Kaley Cuoco took to Instagram to tell fans that she is heartbroken over the news.
In an emotional post on Instagram, Kaley reacted to this news in a post for her fans and followers.
"This ride has been a dream come true," Kaley acknowledges. "And as life changing as it gets."
We should say so. Not only is she famous, but she's worth tens of millions. To say nothing of the impact that her role on this series has had on her social life.
"No matter when it was going to end," Kaley says. "My heart would have always been broken in two."
"Drowning in tears," Kaley continues. "We promise to bring you the best season yet."
Kaley continues her emotional post with a shout-out.
"To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years," Kaley writes. "Thank you."
And she makes a promise to her fans.
Kaley announces: "We are goin' out with a bang!"
Season 12, the final season, begins on September 24.
As recently as March, Kaley had spoken about the idea of the series getting a Season 13.
"I love being a part of the show and I think it'd be really stupid to say no," she said at the time.
Of course. The show has an easy format and more viewers than anyone would believe.
Kaley affirmed: "There's just nothing better."
"Season 13 does sound kind of cool," she said at the time. How sad.
The Big Bang Theory itself released a statement when cancelation news broke.
"We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons," the statement reads.
The statement continues: "We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success."
So many shows don't even get a season 2 or a season 4. Season 12 is rare.
"And," the statement goes on. "Aim to deliver a final season, and series finale,"
The statement says that it will be a finale "that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close."
Kaley, at least, has just gotten married in July. She has a life outside of the show. And, again, a whole lot of money.
But when acting is your passion, even tens of millions of dollars might not be as fulfilling as continuing to hold a starring role.
Not everyone will be sorry to see the series go.
The Big Bang Theory drew criticism from different groups over the years.
The series received ire from nerds who resented being the targets of mockery and stereotypes to women who didn't like the show's sexist undertones to the autistic community who had a lot of issues with Sheldon's character.
Others just didn't think that it was funny.
But whether you loved the show or thought that 12 seasons was more than it deserved, let's give a shout-out to the stars and to the fans. Final seasons can be so emotional.