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'The Big Bang Theory' becomes TV's longest-running sitcom, Delhi boy Kunal Nayyar gets nostalgic

The cast members pose for a photo as the makers announced on Wednesday that show will be ending soon. (Image: Instagram/@bigbangtheory_cbs) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 12.28 PM (IST)

Kunal Nayyar, who shot to fame playing scientist Raj Koothrapalli in the hit sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'got emotional as the show recently became the longest-running TV series. 

The show is currently in 12th season which will be its final season. 

With episode 276, the CBS comedy is now officially the longest-running American multi-camera sitcom. 

It broke the record of another American sitcom titled `Cheers` which previously held that title with 275 episodes. 

Nayyar took to Instagram to celebrate the milestone as he shared a picture of his script along with a heartfelt caption.

He wrote, "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:) 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. #tbbt."

Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny in the show, posted a group photo with the cast and crew and said she was "blessed, humbled, amazed, grateful."
She also thanked the audience who supported the show over the last 12 seasons."@bigbangtheory_cbs is officially the longest running multi cam show in history surpassing the great show Cheers. blessed, humbled, amazed, grateful. Thank you to everyone who has supported us the last 12 years. THANK YOU," she wrote.

Ahead of the series finale, Cuoco had told E! News that the show is "going out with a bang."

"I`m glad we`re going out with a bang. I hate saying that, but it`s kinda true. We wanted to go out on top," she said.The one-hour finale will premiere on May 16. Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, the show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. 

In March 2017, the series was renewed for two additional seasons, bringing its total to twelve.The show originally centred on the lives of socially awkward physicists Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, who take a wild turn when the beautiful and free-spirited Penny moves in next door.
The series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch. It has earned 52 Emmy nominations and 10 wins during its run.