Hit US TV show “The Big Bang Theory” will finish at the end of its upcoming 12th season, television network CBS and producer Chuck Lorre announced in a joint statement Wednesday.

“We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close,” they tweeted.

“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons.”

Season 12 airs in the US from September 24.

The series about several quirky scientists and their pretty neighbour Penny has been one of the most successful TV series since it debuted in 2007.

(dpa)