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New ‘Big Bang Theory’ Series in the Works at Max

Bazinga! Max, the newly named merged HBO Max-Discovery+ service, is reteaming with Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre for a new series set in the same world as the former CBS hit. Plot details are being kept under wraps for what would be the second offshoot of television’s longest-running multicamera comedy series ever. Prequel series […]

Inside TV’s Latest Exec Shuffle; ‘Big Bang’ Secrets Revealed — TV’s Top 5 Podcast

Welcome to the 188th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Big Bang Theory’ Nearly Starred Marisa Tomei, New Book Reveals (Exclusive)

Would The Big Bang Theory have succeeded without Kaley Cuoco as Penny? In The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series, author Jessica Radloff reveals in the forthcoming oral history of the comedy that Marisa Tomei, Tara Reid and Elizabeth Berkley were all considered to play the role of the […]

‘Young Sheldon’ and Its Road to 100 Episodes: “The Show Tells You What It Is”

Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro have worked together on network sitcoms for the better part of two decades, having each had a hand in the 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, the longest-running multicamera comedy in TV history, as well as five seasons of the show’s prequel spinoff series, Young Sheldon. Lorre, a television […]

‘Big Bang Theory’ Book to Reveal Untold Secrets About Hit Comedy (Exclusive)

Bazinga! CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is getting the oral history treatment in a forthcoming book from Glamour senior editor Jessica Radloff. The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series, set for publication Oct. 11, 2022, features interviews with 40 people including co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, longtime showrunner […]

‘And Just Like That,’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ Among Series in Warner Bros. Volume Deal with Germany’s RTL+

Warner Bros. Entertainment unveiled on Wednesday that it has signed a major, multi-year volume deal with leading European commercial broadcaster RTL Group to supply WB films and television series for RTL’s German TV operations and streaming service, RTL+. The deal, which starts from the first quarter of this year, will see RTL take German rights […]

NFL Wins Court Battle to Halt U.S. Super Bowl Ads on Canadian TV

The NFL has prevailed in a long-running Canadian legal battle to stop the local CTV network from being forced to air U.S. Super Bowl telecast commercials.

Bill Prady Reunites With ‘Big Bang’ NASA Veteran for NBC Astronaut Comedy (Exclusive)

After collaborating with NASA veteran Mike Massimino on the CBS hit 'The Big Bang Theory,' co-creator Bill Prady is looking to the former astronaut for a scripted comedy inspired by his life that has been set up at NBC.

Hollywood Reporter Reader Poll: What Is Your Favorite Show That Ended in 2019?

From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Orange is the New Black,' 2019 said goodbye to a myriad of long-running shows. What is your favorite?

Johnny Galecki Reteaming With ‘Big Bang’ Writer for Esports Comedy at NBC

NBC is ready to explore the world of esports as the network has handed out a script order to 'The Squad,' a multicamera comedy that reteams former 'Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki with writer Anthony Del Broccolo.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Gets Shout Out at Nobel Prize Unveiling

Life imitated art on Tuesday when 'The Big Bang Theory' — the recently concluded CBS sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history.

After ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Big Bang,’ How Sky-High Can Massive TV Deals Fly?

As multiple hits score north of $400 million from streamers stocking up for a subscriber war, studio insiders say the eye-popping library bids are necessary to compete: "It's either buy it now or it's gone."