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The Big Bang Theory Boss Reveals Real-Life Connection to Bob Newhart Storyline

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... read more

Video: Kaley Cuoco Explains the Bangs That Almost Ruined Her Career

Kaley Cuoco

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is almost always a red carpet standout, but at this year's Screen Actors Guild awards the actress turned heads for her somewhat shocking new hair style: bangs. The clip-on style fringe received scathing reviews from critics and fans alike.

On Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Cuoco explained that the last-minute bangs were actually a cover-up for stitches and a black eye. Apparently she was rehearsing with her co-star Johnny Galecki before the big event, and while the two were supposed to have a fake physical fight, Cuoco actually banged her head.

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The Big Bang Theory Wins Big In TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards

The Big Bang Theory

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... read more

Big Bang Theory Relationship Scoop: Amy and Sheldon's Evolution, Lucy and Raj's Road Block

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik

Who would've thought when The Big Bang Theory began that our favorite nerds would actually all find themselves in relationships?

But as the CBS comedy heads towards its sixth season finale, those relationships will take center stage, as some of the boys take new steps while others hit a road block. To find out which couples might be in trouble, TVGuide.com caught up with the cast of Bang on the PaleyFest red carpet Wednesday. Get the scoop: read more

Bigger Bang for Big Bang; Here's The Theory Why

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory has turned into a full-blown supernova. The sitcom, now in its sixth season, has been on a roll this year, posting ratings highs several weeks in a row. On Jan. 10, it crossed the threshold of 20 million viewers for the first time.

"We think it's pretty amazing," says executive producer Steve Molaro, who took over as showrunner this season from Bill Prady, co-creator of the series with Chuck Lorre. "It's an honor to have so many people watching the show." Molaro credits the sitcom's exposure in syndication — particularly on TBS, where Big Bang often tops the cable ratings charts — for boosting the CBS episodes. "Syndication has reached a lot of new people," he says. "I try not to get caught up in the numbers, but it's fun."

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Big Bang Theory’s Penny to Get Schooled by Bones Squintern

Ryan Cartwright

Look who's hitting the books!

Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is going back to school on The Big Bang Theory, and Alphas' Ryan Cartwright has been cast as one of.... read more

Who's the Highest-Paid Actor on TV?

Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen

Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid actors on television this year. The countdown features a variety of stars from Patrick Dempsey to Jim Parsons, but the real questions is whether 2011's highest-paid actor Charlie Sheen reigned supreme again in 2012?

He... read more

Did Jimmy Kimmel's Big Prank Work?

Tracy Morgan

We don't know if this counts as the "biggest prank ever," but Jimmy Kimmel's interactive stunt during the 64th Primetime Emmys worked pretty well, sparking as many as 25,000 tweets, according to @TwitterTV, a feed that tracks tweets about television. (It was not immediately known how many Facebook posts it yielded.) read more

Bent's Margo Harshman Joins The Big Bang Theory

Margo Harshman

There's a new girl in town on The Big Bang Theory — and that might mean trouble for Leonard and Penny.

Margo Harshman, who previously starred on NBC's Bent, is joining the CBS comedy as Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) new assistant, Alex, TVLine reports.

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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Big Bang Star's Big-Screen Move

Johnny Galecki

Over the summer, Johnny Galecki experienced quite a departure from The Big Bang Theory's Leonard as he filmed the indie movie CBGB, which goes inside New York City's '70s punk-rock scene (yes, that's his real beard!).

"I play Terry Ork, who was a... read more

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