All aboard! The Big Bang Theory hits the road in Season 8 — but not for long after Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) 45-day cross-country train ride goes off the rails. While on a mission to find himself, the socially awkward genius actually finds himself trapped in Kingman, Arizona, with all his belongings stolen. He calls roommate Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and girlfriend Amy (Mayim Bialik) for help. "Sheldon can certainly still ruin Leonard's day," Galecki says with a laugh. "But there's a degree of fatherly patience that Leonard has with Sheldon that I find touching."
A multi-year renewal not only means job security (and $1 million an episode at that), but allows for long-term story planning. For The Big Bang Theory producers, however, it means business as usual.
"The three-year pickup is great and wonderful, but it's not going to change what we do," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "The way we've done things has worked out pretty well so far!"
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That method means never looking further ahead than the episode in front of them. So, even with Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) engaged now, it'll be a while before you get a Save the Date.
"I don't think we feel pressure to hit these milestones," Molaro says. "I'm sure some fans want ...
Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch
The Big Bang Theory has some pretty cute — and uncanny — little stars.
Remember when Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) accidentally went to a mother-daughter tea party last season? In this exclusive video ...
Peter Funt, Mayim Bialik
Smile, Mayim Bialik, you're the host of the new Candid Camera! The star of TV's No. 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, gets candid about reviving primetime's original prank show, which aired on and off for more than five decades.
TV Guide Magazine: Candid Camera? A real-life PhD in neuroscience should be hosting Jeopardy!, shouldn't she?
Mayim Bialik: I appreciate that! I'm actually terrible at Jeopardy! This is a really neat fit, because they're happy to have a female who's interested in the larger issues. As Peter Funt, my producer and cohost [son of the classic show's creator, Allen Funt], said, "I'm more than just a pretty face." [Laughs]
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
Contract negotiations among the cast of The Big Bang Theory have reportedly been resolved, with stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco set to earn $1 million per episode for the next three seasons, Deadline reports. That matches the previously-unprecedented salaries set by the Friends cast in the show's last season.
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Production on The Big Bang Theory's eighth season has been delayed as the show's five stars continue negotiating their contracts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first table read was scheduled forWednesday, but Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helbergand Kunal Nayyar are not returning to work on the CBS comedy until they reach a new deal with Warner Bros. Television.
"Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory— which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed," WBTV said in a statement Wednesday.
Smile, Mayim Bialik. You're going to be on Candid Camera. A lot.
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The Big Bang Theory is set to resume production at the end of this month, but most of its cast members are currently without contracts, Deadline reports.
The '90s NBC sitcom Blossom may have seemed like a blip on the TV radar, but the show was responsible for launching a few major careers, is remembered for being way ahead of its time, coining a few catchphrases and singlehandedly putting the flower hat on the map.
Debuting July Fourth weekend of 1990, Blossom starred the 15-year-oldMayim Bialik as a precocious teen adjusting to life and coming of age with her mom out of the picture. Her dad Nick (Ted Wass) was a musician sometimes on the road, her oldest brother Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) was a recovering alcoholic and her brother Joey (Joey Lawrence) was the stereotypical dumb jock. Jenna Von Oy played Blossom's fast-talking best friend.
Jessica McKenna, Steve Carell
Fans of NBC's The Office may remember how Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott, was enamored by improv sketch comedy. He'd probably also be a fan of Fox's Riot, a new improv show from Carell's production company, Carousel Television. Based on a French format, Riot requires its seven featured players and guest stars to play in song, dance and sketch challenges — frequently on a set that has been titled at a 22-degree angle.