CBS Sets ‘Big Bang Theory’ Behind-the-Scenes Special to Air After Series Finale

Insider look will be hosted by Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco

CBS will air a behind-the-scenes special on “The Big Bang Theory” following the CBS sitcom’s series finale next month.

The hour-long special, “Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell,” will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, May 16. The special will be hosted by Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, who will share some of the “best kept backstage secrets” from the 12-season comedy. The show will also give viewers a look at Warner Bros.’ Stage 25, where the series is filmed.

Earlier this year, the sound stage was officially renamed “The Big Bang Theory Stage.”

The long-running sitcom will wrap with an hour-long series finale on Thursday, May 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET/PT. “Young Sheldon” will move back an hour that night to 9 p.m. for its second season finale. When the series ends, “Big Bang” will finish as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with 279 episodes.

“The Big Bang Theory” first debuted in 2007 and has garnered 52 Emmy nominations — winning 10 of them — and seven Golden Globe nominations. Jim Parsons himself took home four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, his most recent win in 2014. The show consistently was among the most-watched programs on television and was often used by CBS as a launching pad for new shows.