'Big Bang Theory' boss promises 'emotional' series finale, addresses those spinoff & reboot rumors (exclusive)

It was a pretty zazzy day for the cast and creators of The Big Bang Theory!

The long-time CBS comedy reached a milestone moment on Thursday afternoon as “Stage 25” on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank – the same stage where the series has filmed every episode for the past 12 seasons – was renamed and dedicated to The Big Bang Theory.

“It feels a little bit surreal,” Big Bang executive producer and final season showrunner Steve Holland gushed exclusively to ET just moments after the plaque was revealed to a room full of press.

“We knew it was coming, but when they revealed the plaque and saw it for real – it just feels amazing,” he said. “I mean Casablanca was shot on this lot and now we’re now part of Warner Bros. history. It’s just incredible.”

The Big Bang Theory Stage Dedication
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At the start of Big Bang’s final season last September, Holland revealed to ET that he and the writers knew the “shape” of the series finale, but they had yet to lock in exactly how the comedy will take its final bow. With only ten more episodes left in The Big Bang Theory’s final season, Holland dished that they definitely know how the series will end – they just need to write it first.

“We write everything in order and we’re writing episode 19 right now and [the finale] is episode 24. We’re shooting 17, writing 19, so it’ll still be a few more weeks away before we get to that.”

“But we know what the finale will be. We’ve known what the big pieces are for a while, but now we know what the smaller pieces are, as well, and what we’re driving towards,” he continued. “We have it worked out and we’re excited and nervous and, like everybody who’s watching, we love these characters so much and we want to give them a send off that they deserve.”

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured Behind the Scenes: Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Mr. Fowler (Teller). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mark Hamill (Himself). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mr. Fowler (Teller) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates) and Mr. Fowler (Teller). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mr. Fowler (Teller), Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Missy (Courtney Henggeler). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
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Many fans – including Big Bang’s leading lady Kaley Cuoco – aren’t ready to say goodbye to our geektastic group. "Everyone’s doing rebooting. We might as well do it in, like, a year!" the blonde beauty quipped to ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the Golden Globes red carpet in January.

So what are the chances that a Big Bang Theory reboot – or spinoff! – could be hitting our screens next year?

“That’s above my pay grade,” Holland answered with a chuckle. “Part of me thinks that this show is such a special thing that you maybe want to leave it as a whole piece, but if someone came up with a great take on it and people were interested to do it, who knows?”

The one thing Holland does know is that Big Bang’s fans have a very "emotional" journey ahead in these next ten episodes.

“I hope they’re prepared to laugh, I hope they’re prepared to be sad and to be nostalgic and to have to, at some point, say goodbye,” he said. “We don’t want to just have a fan-service finale that’s only upbeat, but we love these characters and we all wish them the best and want the best for them.”

The Big Bang Theory’s 12th and final season airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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8 SIMPLE RULES (FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER) - (Photo by Wren Maloney/ABC via Getty Images) KALEY CUOCO;JOHN RITTER (Photo via Getty)
Kaley Cuoco arriving at the ABC Network Upfront 2002/2003 Season at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York City. May 14, 2002. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect via Getty
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Kaley Cuoco, of the ABC network show '8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter' attend the ABC Primetime Preview Weekend on August 24, 2002 at Disney's California Park in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the Solstice Spring 2003 Fashion Party at the Ivar Nightclub on February 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco during Los Angeles Premiere for 'Freddy Vs. Jason' - Arrivals at Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 2: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives for the Premiere The New Power awards at Forbidden City June 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco during Gibson/Baldwin Presents 'Night at the Net' at the 78th Annual Mercedes-Benz Cup Benefiting MusiCares Foundation at Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
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Jaron Lowenstein and Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Robert C. Mora/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 19: 'The Bad Fish Paradigm' -- After her first date with Leonard goes awry, Penny (Kaley Cuoco, right) finds an unwilling confidant in Leonard's anti-social roommate, Sheldon (Jim Parsons, left), on the second season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, September 22 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Marley & Me' on December 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 10: 'The Cushion Saturation' -- Leonard (Johnny Galecki, left) tries to mediate when a paintball game leads to a fight between Penny (Kaley Cuoco, right) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, center), on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, March 2 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: The cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' (L-R) actors Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Johnny Galecki attend The Alzheimer's Association's 17th Annual 'A Night At Sardi's' at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 05: Actress Kaley Cuoco speaks onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 01: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the 25th Annual Television Critics Association Awards Cocktail Reception at The Langham Resort on August 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Actress Kaley Cuoco visits the 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on October 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Kaley Cuoco attends a game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Actors Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco speak on 'The Big Bang Theory' panel during 2010 CBS Summer TCAs at The Beverly Hilton hotel on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Actress Kaley Cuoco speaks onstage during the American Country Awards 2010 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Kaley Cuoco and Christopher French arrive at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: (L-R) 'Big Bang Theory' co-stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki pose backstage at 'The Normal Heart' on Broadway at The Golden Theater on May 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 28: 'The Higgs Boson Observation'Â -- Amy (Mayim Bialik, right) feels threatened when Sheldon hires a young female assistant, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Oct. 11 (8:00 - 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Kaley Cuoco (left) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the Corey Helford Gallery Presents Giles Walker's 'The Last Supper' at Corey Helford Gallery on September 7, 2012 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Kaley Cuoco attends the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Kaley Cuoco at The People's Choice Awards 2013 Nomination Announcements held at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Host Kaley Cuoco attends the 2013 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2013 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 9: Ellen Degeneres and Host, Kaley Cuoco during The PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Kaley Cuoco and singer Keith Urban speak onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV- APRIL 07: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA- AUGUST 25: Actress Kaley Cuoco (R) and husband Ryan Sweeting arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the Amanda Foundation's Annual Bow Wow Beverly Hills Halloween event at Two Rodeo on October 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 26: 'The Cooper Extraction' -- While Sheldon is away in Texas, everyone gathers to decorate the apartment Christmas tree, and they each realize how much he has changed their lives, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Dec. 12 (8:00 -Â 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Kaley Cuoco. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Kaley Cuoco (R) and husband Ryan Sweeting attend the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 9: 'The Hook-Up Reverberation' -- Raj's honesty about his past comes back to haunt him after his girlfriend, Emily, is cold to Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Oct. 6 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actress Kaley Cuoco gets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a Star on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: (L-R) Actors Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin Hart and Josh Gad attend 'The Wedding Ringer' photo call at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the premiere of 'The Wedding Ringer' at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Kaley Cuoco -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0331 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Kaley Cuoco during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration at Barker Hangar on November 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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