The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory Delays Production Amid Contract Negotiations

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 ParsonsJohnny GaleckiKaley CuocoSimon 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.

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Season 7, Episode 23
With his entire world changing around him, Sheldon is forced to confront an uncertain future and considers a major move in the seventh season finale. Meanwhile, Raj and Emily take it to the next level, and Mrs. Wolowitz's injury is a major headache for Howard and Bernadette. Recurring guest star Christine Baranski returns as Leonard's mother, Beverly Hofstadter.

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Season 7, Episode 24
A horrible day at work prompts Penny to evaluate her life choices – including taking a big step with Leonard. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette struggle to care for Mrs. Wolowitz, and Raj gets relationship advice from Sheldon.

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Season 7, Episode 22
May the "Fourth" Be With You! Professor Proton helps Sheldon cope with grief, while Leonard turns a relationship milestone into a competition with Penny. Meanwhile Amy and Bernadette make a "Star Wars Day” gift for the guys.

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Season 7, Episode 19
While Raj is wracked with guilt when he tries to date two women at once, Penny wrestles with whether to take a role in a cheesy movie and Sheldon is torn trying to choose between two gaming systems. Wil Wheaton guest stars.(TV-PG D, L)

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The Big Bang Theory Delays Production Amid Contract Negotiations

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 ParsonsJohnny GaleckiKaley CuocoSimon 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.

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

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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Mayim Bialik to Host TV Land's Candid Camera Reboot

Smile, Mayim Bialik. You're going to be on Candid Camera. A lot. 

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Ask Matt: Men Getting Married, 24, Blacklist, TNT Shows and the Emmys

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Question: I have never been a fan of Two and a Half Men (tried to watch it years ago, but the only thing I found funny was Conchata Ferrell) and never understood how it has stayed on the air for so long. I saw that creator Chuck Lorre is planning on the main storyline next season to be about the two main characters (Walden and Alan, both heterosexual) "marrying" each other in order for Walden to achieve his goal of adopting a child. To me, I find this appalling on so many levels. Gay men and women (and their straight allies) have fought for so long for equal marriage rights, so having two straight men "marry" just seems like a mockery for those fighting for marriage equality. I am a little ashamed of Lorre even coming up with this idea (particularly as his biggest star, Jim Parsons, on his biggest show, The Big Bang Theory, is gay). Your thoughts? — Tim in Atlanta

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CBS Boss on Two and Half Men's Gay Twist, Big Bang Negotiations, Late Night Changes

Two and a Half Men has never been shy about pushing the envelope, and that won't change this fall.

Speaking to reporters after her executive session at the Television Critics Association fall previews, CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler revealed the final-season plan, which includes a fake gay relationship between Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) — and a new half man (or woman)!

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"Walden is going to have a major health scare and it is going to give him a little bit of an existential crisis," Tassler said... read more

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Premiered: September 24, 2007, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

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