Sitcoms are a staple of American television, and there’s always at least one on TV that outperforms the rest. In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, that was “Friends.” It was a pop culture phenomenon, racking up dozens of awards and heaps of critical acclaim for each of its ten seasons. When the final episode aired, 52.5 million people tuned in to say “goodbye” to Joey, Chandler and the rest of the gang, cementing it as one of the most popular shows in TV history.
A few years after “Friends” concluded, we were introduced to another breakout sitcom – “The Big Bang Theory.” Since 2007, the show has been dominating ratings and charming viewers with the new gang of adult friends. In focusing the series around a group of geeks who struggle to find love and fit in with those around them, “The Big Bang Theory” has found a way to stand out from the crowd. However, everything must come to an end, and after 12 successful seasons, the show will air its final episode in 2019.