The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory has done what few shows on television have done before: It has actually grown in viewership since its first season by more than 10 million viewers — and it keeps getting bigger.
The CBS comedy closed out last season with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the No. 1 comedy in both measures, a feat unheard of for a show heading into its seventh season these days. The ratings are only topped by the show's eight Emmy nominations, including Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik.
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Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar
The Big Bang Theory, arguably the geekiest show that fits right at home at Comic-Con, hit San Diego on Friday for a panel with executive producers Steve Molaro and Bill Prady, as well as a slew of writers from the CBS series. The group, which took fans inside the minds of the writers, was joined by stars Melissa Rauch, who moderated the panel, and Johnny Galecki, who dressed up in Princess Leia's Bounty Hunter disguise to ask the writers a question before joining them up on stage.
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Emmy season is in progress! Over the next two weeks, Emmy voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
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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.
Kunal Nayyar, Kate Micucci
It was a give and take for Kunal Nayyar on last week's The Big Bang Theory.
The guys (and later girls) played a hilarious and ultimately revealing game of Dungeons & Dragons, except Raj (Nayyar) wasn't part of it. Instead, he bailed for a date with his equally, if not more, socially awkward love interest Lucy (Kate Micucci), whom he ended up kissing through a chain-link fence.
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"When I knew they were writing a D&D episode, I was so excited. I was like, 'Yes, it's finally happening!' But then I didn't realize that I wasn't going to be part of it!" Nayyar tells TVGuide.com. "I was a little ...
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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.
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...