The Big Bang Theory just keeps making history! The long-running CBS comedy is set to officially end this May, but it’s still breaking some serious records.
The show just finished filming its 276th episode, which now makes it the longest-running multi-camera sitcom ever.
It passed another beloved sitcom to set the record! The Big Bang Theory Twitter account shared the exciting news on Wednesday, March 27.
“Today marks a BIG TV milestone! The #BigBangTheory is officially television’s longest-running multi-camera comedy EVER, exceeding Cheers’ previous record of 275 episodes!” they tweeted alongside a photo of the cast next to cupcakes that spell out “276.”
Cast member Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, also revealed the record-breaking news on her Instagram page.
“@bigbangtheory_cbs is officially the longest running multi cam show in history surpassing the great show Cheers,” the actress wrote.
“Blessed, humbled, amazed, grateful. Thank you to everyone who has supported us the last 12 years. THANK YOU.”
Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrappali, also celebrated the exciting news with a post on Instagram.
“And there you have it… this script officially makes us the longest running sitcom in the history of television, just surpassing the show ‘Cheers.’ So cheers to that:),” he wrote.
“Lil Delhi boy, making history. What a dream come true. Thank you for your kindness over these past 12 years, there are no words in any language that could ever express the love I have for all of you… so, from my heart to yours, I love you.”
Johnny Galecki, the show’s beloved Leonard Hofstadter, also thanked the fans on social media for getting the show this far, writing, “We made history this AM as we began stage work on episode 276, making @bigbangtheory_cbs the longest running live audience sit-com ever.”
He added, “From the very bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU to all the fans that have been on this incredible ride with us all along.”
After 12 long seasons, the show is coming to an end this May.