But CBS has no plans for this to be the final season of what was long TV's top-rated comedy until Roseanne came back.
It sounds like CBS wants The Big Bang Theory to go until the scientists are at retirement age.
The network revealed a few changes to their schedule, the return of a popular comedy, and one big-name reboot.
Today, network programming head Kelly Kahl made it clear that in terms of year-to-year performance, the sitcom may actually end up with better numbers this year than in season 10 when you factor in all DVR / streaming data. In fact, she said, the massive TV event of Sheldon and Amy's wedding coupled with delayed viewings might even put this season ahead of the previous.
"As long as Chuck [Lorre] and his team have stories to tell, we will take the show for as long as they want to go ... We can take a few more seasons".
Just a few months ago, The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard Hofstadter on the sitcom, revealed that the cast and crew felt season 12 of Big Bang would be the ideal time to wrap up the show.
It won't be a simple thing for the show to stick around.
"The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [The Big Bang Theory] has been that we're all going to be very sad when that day comes", Galecki said during the Television Critics Association winter press tour (via TVLine).