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Johnny Galecki calls ending of 'Big Bang Theory' 'VERY surreal'

Anika Reed

"The Big Bang Theory" officially has a date set for its series finale, and star Johnny Galecki is getting ready to say goodbye.

Galecki took to Instagram Monday to react to the news about the final hour of the CBS sitcom, calling the 12-season journey's end "VERY surreal."

Galecki, who plays Leonard Hofstadter on the show, posted a collage of on-set photos with his castmates, along with a poster of the finale date.

"273 episodes filmed. 26 days left on the Big Bang stage. 6 episodes to be filmed. 66 days until the 1 hour finale airs," Galecki wrote in the caption. "All VERY surreal. Much (love) to all the fans."

It was announced Monday via the CBS sitcom's official Twitter account that fans would be treated to a one-hour finale on May 16. The long-running comedy – which also stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch – will be "going out with a BANG!" the tweet said.

Cuoco also got emotional about the impending finale, sharing the news on her Instagram Story Monday. "I'm not crying, you're crying," she wrote. 

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