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It seemed like The Big Bang Theory (returning Thursday, Sept. 24, at  8 p.m. ET on CTV) would run forever, but sadly it is officially coming to an end. Next season, the sitcom’s 12th, will be its last–though the show will live on in reruns. Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions announced the news on Wednesday and one of its stars, Kaley Cuoco, doesn’t seem particularly keen on moving on.

Kunal Nayyar sounded a little more hopeful.

And while the cast may be be suffering from oh-so-many-feelings, fans are, if possible, feeling it even more:

While many presumed its time had simply come, or perhaps that CBS was done dishing out millions of dollars an episode to its cast, it seems Jim Parsons may be the main reason the show is coming to a close.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Parsons walked away from the network’s $50-million offer to stay on for two more years, an offer also made to the series’ original cast members: Cuoco, Nayyar, Johnny Galecki and Simon Helberg. But without Sheldon Cooper, there really isn’t a Big Bang so the network’s efforts were moot.

Parsons may have earned four Emmys, a Golden Globe, a producing and voiceover role in the Big Bang spinoff Young Sheldon, and plum gigs on Broadway and the big screen, but 12 years is a lot for anyone. That doesn’t make the farewell season any easier to take, but at least we have season 12 to look forward to.

In the 11th season finale, Sheldon and Amy (Mayim Bialik) got married. We can’t wait to see what awaits them, and the rest of the gang, in their final year.

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The Big Bang Theory returns Thursday, Sept. 24, at  8 p.m. ET on CTV and will conclude in May 2019.