Big Bang Theory
Nerds rejoice. The Big Bang Theory and American Horror Story: Asylum led the way with six Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations each. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning.
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It's Luau Day on the set of The Big Bang Theory, with the crew adorned in Hawaiian flower-print shirts and the craft services table boasting a massive spread of island eats.
Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar
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Question: Two slightly related questions. First, in recent weeks, we've had the return of (at least) three classic TV stars guest starring on hit shows, with Bob Newhart on The Big Bang Theory and Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter on Glee. While a large part of me got a kick out of seeing them again (especially Newhart), part of me was kind of saddened to see how much they've aged. Newhart seemed fairly frail (granted, it has been almost 25 years since Newhart left the airwaves), though still funny.
Something you don't expect any NBC show that isn't The Voice to be asking: "Are you better off than a year ago?" Leave it to cockeyed optimist Leslie Knope (the sublime Amy Poehler), the hopeful heart and resilient soul of Parks and Recreation, to set herself up for a smackdown in the too-soon season finale (Thursday, 9:31/8:31c), by posing this question at a public forum that she naively sees as a "victory lap" to celebrate her one-year anniversary in office. While Leslie contends with a Pawnee version of Tea Party-style opposition — in this town, more like "sweet tea," with extra sugar in a 512 oz. cup — Andy (Chris Pratt) adopts his bumbling "Burt Macklin, FBI" persona (always a win) to solve a mystery that could change one of his co-worker's life forever. NBC is certainly better off for sticking with this show as it has improved over the seasons to become the network's most reliably enjoyable comedy — even though this already eventful and possibly pivotal episode would have been better off without the subplot involving Tom's "Rent-a-Swag" business and his contentious relationship with Jean-Ralphio's horror-show sister Mona Lisa (Jenny Slate).
Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart
On Thursday, The Big Bang Theory will welcome Bob Newhart to its ranks in a role inspired by showrunner Steve Molaro's real life.
The comedy legend will play Professor Proton, the former host of a children's television show, a la Bill Nye the Science Guy, that both Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) grew up watching. When Sheldon discovers Professor Proton can be hired out to work private functions, the duo jump at the chance to meet their childhood hero — a feeling Molaro knows firsthand...
Suzanne Pleshette, Bob Newhart
That's a wrap! The stakes are rarely higher for a TV series than at the end of a season — whether it's signing off until next fall with a climactic grand gesture or taking a well-earned final bow. As part of TV Guide Magazine's Finale Preview issue (on newsstands this week), and reflecting the magazine's ongoing celebration of its 60th anniversary, we take a fond look at 60 of the best series and season finales of all time. We hate goodbyes, except when they're done this well.
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No bazinga about it: The Big Bang Theory dominated TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards with wins for Favorite Comedy, Ensemble and Actor (Jim Parsons). "Well, hot damn!" says Parsons, who has spent the past six seasons as theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on the smash CBS comedy. "I'm...
Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart, 83, often turns down requests to guest star on sitcoms, so kudos to CBS's The Big Bang Theory for landing him on its May 2 episode. Exec producer Chuck Lorre asked him what it...
Sheldon will soon have another one of his dreams come true!
Bob Newhart will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
Soul searching doesn't come easily for a character as clinical, rational and emotionally aloof as Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel), but near-death experiences have a way of waking people up to what's important in life. Doesn't hurt that this is a Big Sweeps Month dictating Big Stunts on long-running shows, an opportunity for Fox's Bones (8/7c) to try its latest change of pace: a mystical trip into a heaven-like netherworld for this non-believer, prompted by a shooting in the lab that leaves Bones fighting for life.