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MAY
1
1 years

Bob Newhart on His 'Big Bang Theory' Gig: 'It's Like Going Back in Time'

Bob Newhart on His 'Big Bang Theory' Gig: 'It's Like Going Back in Time'

Comedy legend Bob Newhart heads to CBS' The Big Bang Theory on Thursday with a role that was a long time coming. Co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre had been courting the Newhart icon for years, constantly going after the six-time Emmy nominee for a role on one of his shows before coming up with the winning role: Professor Proton, an influential character from Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) childhood.

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APR
24
1 years

'Big Bang Theory's' Bob Newhart Questions Sheldon's Sanity (Exclusive Video)

'Big Bang Theory's' Bob Newhart Questions Sheldon's Sanity (Exclusive Video)

TV's No. 1 scripted comedy welcomes a comedic icon next week when Bob Newhart guest stars as a boyhood hero of Sheldon's on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

During the episode, titled "The Proton Resurgence," Sheldon (Jim Parsons) discovers that Professor Proton, the former host of his favorite science show, is still entertaining the masses and hires him to host a private engagement.

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APR
12
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Gets Hilarious 'MAD' Send-Up (Exclusive Video)

'Big Bang Theory' Gets Hilarious 'MAD' Send-Up (Exclusive Video)

The Big Bang Theory's Leonard and Sheldon are about to boldly go where few have gone before: Sesame Street.

CBS' Thursday ratings blockbuster will get the parody treatment during Monday's episode of Cartoon Network's MAD.

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

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MAR
21
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' Enlists Bob Newhart

'Big Bang Theory' Enlists Bob Newhart

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is adding an Emmy favorite to its ranks.

Comedy legend Bob Newhart has booked a guest turn on the Thursday staple, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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

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MAR
13
1 years

'Big Bang Theory' at PaleyFest: 15 Things You Didn't Know

'Big Bang Theory' at PaleyFest: 15 Things You Didn't Know

The cast and creators behind CBS' The Big Bang Theory used their platform at PaleyFest on Wednesday night to offer a peek behind the curtain of the ratings behemoth, answering trivia about the geeky comedy and offering a window into what goes on behind the scenes.

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MAR
7
1 years

'Big Bang Theory's' Kate Micucci on Lucy and Raj's Awkwardly Endearing Romance

'Big Bang Theory's' Kate Micucci on Lucy and Raj's Awkwardly Endearing Romance

Raj is going on a date on CBS' The Big Bang Theory!

Kunal Nayyar's super-sweet, super-awkward science guy may finally have met his match in Lucy, the introverted heroine who seemingly saved his hopelessly single Valentine's Day -- until she left him high and dry shortly thereafter.

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FEB
7
1 years

PaleyFest 2013: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Walking Dead' Panels to Screen in Theaters

PaleyFest 2013: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Walking Dead' Panels to Screen in Theaters

Two of TV's most popular shows are getting the big-screen treatment.

As a part of this year's William S. Paley Television Festival, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory will have their panels broadcast in select movie theaters nationwide.

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FEB
4
1 years

GoDaddy Breakout Nerd's First Post-Super Bowl Appearance: 'Big Bang Theory'

GoDaddy Breakout Nerd's First Post-Super Bowl Appearance: 'Big Bang Theory'

GoDaddy may not have received much positive feedback from their most recent Super Bowl ad, but actor Jesse Heiman seems to have come out on top.

VIDEOS: Super Bowl 2013: The Most Talked About Commercials

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FEB
3
1 years

Super Bowl 2013: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Under the Dome,' '2 Broke Girls' Get Creative Spots (Videos)

Super Bowl 2013: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Under the Dome,' '2 Broke Girls' Get Creative Spots (Videos)

CBS took full advantage of the Super Bowl to pump the network's upcoming summer drama Under the Dome and comedy staples The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls.

The promo for Under the Dome -- which hasn't yet completed casting, let alone begun filming -- is a cryptic take on the Stephen King book cover about the postapocalyptic series that explores life for a small town that finds itself suddenly and mysteriously covered by a dome.

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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