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JAN
30
1 years

'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)

'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)

Raj's time might finally have come on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

The lovable geek who's currently unable to speak to women without the assistance of alcohol is getting a love interest. Raising Hope's Kate Micucci has been tapped to join the CBS ratings juggernaut, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. 

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JAN
15
1 years

Are 'The Big Bang Theory's' Leonard and Penny Getting Engaged?

Are 'The Big Bang Theory's' Leonard and Penny Getting Engaged?

Could Leonard and Penny boldly be going where only one of The Big Bang Theory's lovable nerds has gone before and getting engaged?

The on-again, off-again couple -- who recently took their relationship to the next level when Penny (Kaley Cuoco) finally professed her love for Leonard -- could be considering the idea, according to co-star Johnny Galecki

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JAN
14
1 years

'Big Bang Theory's' Kaley Cuoco Isn't Impressed With William Shatner (Exclusive Video)

'Big Bang Theory's' Kaley Cuoco Isn't Impressed With William Shatner (Exclusive Video)

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco isn't very impressed with her upcoming co-star William Shatner.

The actress, who plays the daughter of Shatner's Negotiator in new ads for Priceline.com, has some fun with the Star Trek alum in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video for the travel service's new campaign.

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JAN
10
1 years

How 'The Big Bang Theory' Scored Record Ratings After 6 Years

How 'The Big Bang Theory' Scored Record Ratings After 6 Years

This story first appeared in the Jan. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The nerds have inherited the earth -- or at least primetime TV.

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JAN
9
1 years

PaleyFest Fills Out Lineup With 'Walking Dead,' 'Community' and 'Arrow'

PaleyFest Fills Out Lineup With 'Walking Dead,' 'Community' and 'Arrow'

This year's PaleyFest has rounded out its lineup, adding heavyweights The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory to its 30th annual TV festival.

Other shows to be featured during March 1-15 fest include Community for the fourth straight year (they will present a live table read), Dallas, 2 Broke Girls, Parenthood, New Girl and rookies The Mindy Project, Nashville and Arrow. It was previously announced that Revolution, Once Upon a Time, The Newsroom, The New Normal and American Horror Story: Asylum would be feted.

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JAN
7
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Goes Full 'Star Trek' in New Clip (Video)

'Big Bang Theory' Goes Full 'Star Trek' in New Clip (Video)

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is going to the final frontier: Bakersfield.

In Thursday's episode, titled "The Bakersfield Expedition," Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj head to Bakersfield Comic-Con -- in Star Trek: The Next Generation costumes. While they're away, Penny, Bernadette and Amy investigate their final frontier: the comic book shop.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of 'The Big Bang Theory'

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JAN
4
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Sets Records With Biggest Episode Ever

'Big Bang Theory' Sets Records With Biggest Episode Ever

Final Nielsen returns for Thursday night have The Big Bang Theory breaking two records with its first episode of 2013.

Not only do Live+Same Day returns have the CBS comedy setting an even higher bar for total viewers (19.25 million), the episode topped its record haul among adults 18-49. The 6.1 rating bests Thursday's fast affiliate showing by a tenth of a point. (The 6.0 adults record was set on Feb. 8, 2010, and matched the next month.)

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DEC
13
1 years

Chuck Lorre Debuts Goofy, Ballerina-Themed Holiday Card (Photo)

Chuck Lorre Debuts Goofy, Ballerina-Themed Holiday Card (Photo)

After getting mauled by a gorilla last year, Chuck Lorre took a goofier approach to his holiday card this time around.

The photo, which aired Thursday as Lorre's vanity card, portrays the prolific writer-producer in tights and leg warmers leaping into the air while surrounded by a troupe of ballerinas.

PHOTOS: Chuck Lorre & His TV Empire

It reads: "I danced as if no one was watching ... and now I regret it."

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NOV
29
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Books 'Southland's' Regina King (Exclusive)

'Big Bang Theory' Books 'Southland's' Regina King (Exclusive)

Sheldon is going to the principal's office on The Big Bang Theory.

Southland's Regina King has been tapped to guest star on the CBS hit, playing the director of employee relations at the university where Jim Parsons' neurotic doc is employed.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes: 'The Big Bang Theory'

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NOV
15
1 years

'Big Bang Theory': Penny and Leonard Take a Major Step Forward (Video)

'Big Bang Theory': Penny and Leonard Take a Major Step Forward (Video)

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's "The 43 Peculiarity."]

CBS' The Big Bang Theory took one giant leap for Penny and Leonard during Thursday's episode.

After months years seasons of on-again-off-again romantic tension between lovably loyal Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and the girl across the hall Penny (Kaley Cuoco), the latter finally muttered the three little words that she's thus far been unable to say to her boyfriend in six seasons.

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NOV
15
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Surprises Showrunners With 'Call Me Maybe' Flash Mob (Video)

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Surprises Showrunners With 'Call Me Maybe' Flash Mob (Video)

The cast of CBS' The Big Bang Theory sure knows how put on a show.

Led by co-star Kaley Cuoco, the Thursday night ratings juggernaut surprised showrunners Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro during the Oct. 23 live taping with a coordinated flash mob set to Carly Rae Jepsen's summer hit "Call Me Maybe."

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NOV
8
1 years

Chuck Lorre Apologizes for Calling 'Bachelor' an 'Idiotic Game Show'

Chuck Lorre Apologizes for Calling 'Bachelor' an 'Idiotic Game Show'

After Chuck Lorre's The Bachelor diss ignited a Twitter war, the prolific showrunner apologized -- sort of -- for the remark in his vanity card following Thursday's The Big Bang Theory.

Last week, Lorre used his post-Big Bang vanity card to show his support for President Obama while at the same time criticizing Republicans on topics including gay marriage, the war on terror and voter fraud.

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NOV
8
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Taps 'Roseanne' Alum as Bernadette's Mother

'Big Bang Theory' Taps 'Roseanne' Alum as Bernadette's Mother

Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), prepare for more awkward family dinners.

The returning payload specialist is poised to make up for lost time and sit down for a Rostenkowski family dinner on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, breaking bread with not only Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) ex-military father (played by Casey Sander) but also his new bride's mother.

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NOV
5
1 years

'Idiotic Game Shows': Chuck Lorre's 'Bachelor' Diss Ignites Twitter War

'Idiotic Game Shows': Chuck Lorre's 'Bachelor' Diss Ignites Twitter War

Another day, another feud in the anarchic opinion zone known as Twitter. This time, the verbal bombs are being lobbed at prolific sitcom producer Chuck Lorre. The lobbers? Producers of ABC's The Bachelor franchise.

It all began with Lorre's self-censored vanity card -- a politically charged screed which he resisted appending to the end of CBS' The Big Bang Theory, and instead posted on his own website.

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