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Big Bang Theory: Star Wars Reunion, Hope for Amy and Sheldon

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The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its panel on Friday with a clip from the Season 7 episode in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) try (and fail) to get tickets to the annual event.

Perhaps fittingly, the cast wasn't actually wasn't in attendance. Instead, the panel was only made up of the show's writers and executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, who shared some fun facts and a few details about the upcoming eighth season:

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Big Bang, Masters of Sex Lead Critics' Choice Nominations

Jim Parsons, Michael Sheen

The Big Bang Theory and newcomer Masters of Sex leads this year's Critics' Choice Award nominations.

Big Bang scored five nods including Best Comedy Series. Star Jim Parsons is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Kaley Cuoco for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Mayim Bialik for Supporting Actress and James Earl Jones for Best Guest Performance in a Comedy series.

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Thursday Review: A Parks and Rec Farewell, Comedy Legends on Men

Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones

Emotions have been running high lately on NBC's best Thursday comedies. Saying goodbye to beloved characters can have that effect. Last week, Community sent Abed's playmate Troy (Donald Glover) off to sail the world with LeVar Burton, but not before staging one last epic stunt that turned Greendale into Lava World. This week, the focus shifts to a more grounded yet fictional Indiana — where, incidentally, there is an actual Greendale (I grew up there) — as Pawnee prepares a going-away bash for Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) and Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) on Parks and Recreation that may not be as surreal as Community's but compensates with a reservoir of genuine emotion and character-rich moments. read more

Keck's Exclusives First Look: Carrie Fisher Visits Legit and Big Bang

Jim Jefferies and Carrie Fisher

Before she reprises her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher is putting in some TV time. The actress will play Angela Greenberg, an aggressive comedy-development exec who sets up a meeting with Jim (Jim Jefferies) on FXX's Legit later this season.... read more

Big Bang Theory Scoop: Details on James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher's Guest Roles

Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher will both guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by TVLine.com, the Star Wars alums — who played Darth Vader and played Princess Leia, respectively — will cameo as themselves on the CBS series. But why exactly will they cross paths with Sheldon (Jim Parsons)? read more

Oprah Winfrey Receives Honorary Oscar for Philanthropy

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey can add yet another title to her resume: Oscar winner. The former talk show host, who was nominated for 1985's The Color Purple, received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given for philanthropic efforts.

"I never imagined receiving an Oscar, especially for doing what is part of my calling, part of my... read more

Oprah Among Honorary Oscar Recipients

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will receive Honorary Oscars at this year's Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

All three will receive their statuettes Nov. 12 at the third annual Governors Awards.

2012 Oscars date announced

Winfrey, a supporting actress nominee for 1985's The Color Purple, will be recognized for her extensive philanthropic efforts. She is the 34th Jean Hersholt recipient and the first since ...
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Eric McCormack, Angela Bassett to Announce SAG Award Nominees

Angela Bassett, Eric McCormack

The nominees for the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Dec. 18 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Former Will & Grace star Eric McCormack and ER's Angela Bassett will reveal the nominees with SAG president Alan Rosenberg, according to Variety. The announcement ... read more

Exclusive: James Earl Jones Officiates at Two and a Half Men Funeral

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This... is Two and a Half Men.

Sources tell TVGuide.com exclusively that James Earl Jones and his world-famous baritone — which in the past has been put to great use as Darth Vader and the "voice" of CNN, to name but two examples — are going to be paying a visit to the CBS hitcom.

What brings Jones to the Harpers' world? As the episode's title makes clear, it is the none-too-small matter of ... read more

Darth Vader, Mrs. Huxtable Make Cat Calls

A fourth and all-black Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will open March 7 at the Broadhurst Theatre, it was announced on Tuesday. Directed by Debbie Allen (Fame, fame!), this staging features James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad as Big Daddy and Big Mama, Terrence Howard as their son, Brick, and Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) as Brick's "in need of an itch scratching" wife, Maggie. Previews begin Feb. 12. read more

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