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After 12 Seasons, 'Big Bang' Writers Bid Farewell To Their 'Surrogate Family'

It's a bittersweet ending for the team of writers and creators behind the hit CBS show. Writer Dave Goetsch says he simply cannot bring himself to turn off his daily Google alert for physics news.
The characters in The Big Bang Theory were "outliers" who formed a "surrogate family," says show co-creator Chuck Lorre. Above, Simon Helberg, left, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar. Source: Monty Brinton

The hit TV show The Big Bang Theory is signing off after a 12 season run – and the show's writers and creators aren't quite ready to say goodbye. For more than a decade, the writers have pitched storylines and traded jabs from their creative space at Warner Bros. studios.

On their long conference table you'll find Star Wars toys, e-mail about the structure of DNA, and the collected work of physicist Richard Feynman. There are Star Trek screensavers on the TV monitors.

was always a show for and about geeks and nerds, and that's why it's worked, says executive

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