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There's certainly no chance of The Big Bang Theory being cancelled any time soon. The very popular sitcom's already been renewed through season 10. Will season eight be the series' biggest or worst season yet? Stay tuned.
The Big Bang Theory revolves around a group of geeky scientists, their friends and significant others. The castmembers are Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
11/21 update: You can see the rest of the latest night's ratings. »
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
"I love you, too."
And with those four little words — the entire Big Bang Theory fandom collectively squealed with delight during last week's prom-tastic episode.
Now that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) have exchanged the "L" word, it's time to look ahead at what's next for the slow-burning duo, and figure out if Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) will ever actually tie to knot.
Only Et's Kevin Frazier was on the set of CBS's beloved geeky comedy and he asked the cast to spill what's next for our favorite couples.
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When asked if a Shamy hook-up is on the horizon, Bialik was quick to shut this suggestion down. "I think we're as together as we need to be right now," the former Blossom star said. "I think there's a lot of anticipation and for me I think that's a lot of »
Arrow: Sky 1, 8pm
The reinvention of DC Comics' Green Arrow series continues its third season.
In the latest episode 'Corto Maltese', Oliver tries to persuade his sister Thea to come home, while Diggle tracks down an Argus agent who has gone dark.
The Big Bang Theory: E4, 8.30pm
Raj's honesty about his past comes back to haunt him, after his girlfriend Emily gives Penny the cold shoulder. Meanwhile, the guys consider becoming part-owners of Stuart's comic book shop.
The eagerly-anticipated BBC crime drama returns for a second series.
Danny Boyle's comedy-drama series begins a full series, following its successful pilot in February. »
After more than a decade of working in the short form (this includes the 2010 Sundance hit Tub – see below), Bobby Miller landed the attention getting cast of Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Oliver Platt and the splendid Anjelica Huston for his feature film debut. The film world is full of garbage comedy-horror genre items and in short supply of standout items. The Master Cleanse went into production this past July/August — here’s hoping that this is a worthy pilgrimage towards enlightenment and is both unique and stunning in concept and design.
Gist: When Paul (Johnny Galecki) is left at the altar by his fiancé and loses his job, he quickly deteriorates into a depressed and meaningless existence. In order to get his life back on track, he signs up for a three-day cleanse retreat sponsored by the creator of ‘The Master Cleanse’, only this cleanse releases something far »
- Eric Lavallee
The Big Bang Theory is getting the Lego treatment, joining the pop-culture likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park. That's right, Lego is releasing a set based on the massively popular CBS sitcom, which follows a group of scientists—Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), and Amy (Mayim Bialik)— and their one non-scientist friend, Penny (Kaley Cuoco). The set proposal was submitted to the Lego Ideas program by Alatariel and GlenBricker. (Check out the full proposal here.) Its description reads: "This Lego set proposal is based on the popular »
- C. Molly Smith
We have added a set pictures from the event Kaley Cuoco Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Guests included Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Meilssa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Gary Cuoco, Lane Cuoco and Chuck Lorre. Photos are copyright by Gerry Villaroman / PRPhotos.com. Kaley Cuoco Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 29, 2014 on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Gerry Villaroman / PRPhotos.com. »
- James Wray
Et sat the cast down to talk set secrets and baby gossip.
#1: Is Kaley Pregnant?
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, who play engaged couple Leonard and Penny on the show, talked with Frazier about their on-screen relationship, but the conversation quickly turned to Cuoco's real-life romance.
The actress married tennis player Ryan Sweeting at the end of last year, and baby rumors are beginning to fly.
"I knew I shouldn’t have worn this!" Cuoco laughed about her choice of a loose draped blouse, as pregnancy talk started immediately.
"The short haircut isn’t helping the pregnancy rumors by the way," Galecki teased, pointing out Cuoco's new pixie cut.
The actress fired back, "What does that mean?"
Galecki attempted to answer, "I don't know »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Ellen Pompeo made time out of her busy schedule of new motherhood to to talk to Jimmy Kimmel about how she kept the birth of her child a media secret. Because haven't you heard? She has a beautiful two-month-old infant! Derek Jeter retired from the Yankees (traumatizing New Yorkers city-wide), and talked to Jimmy about the last game he played in Yankee Stadium. Also, we were treated to some footage of Jimmy at the event clapping like a maniac. Sarah Silverman swung by "Late Night" and reminisced with Seth Meyers about her stint on SNL -- specifically the time she stabbed Al Franken in the head with a pencil. »
- Mehera Bonner
You won't believe how much some stars make, even when they're monkeys.
We all knew celebs make big bucks for appearing in films, on TV, in commercials, in video games, and for just showing up at night clubs. But according to this recent comprehensive examination of Hollywood salaries by THR, some stars make way more than we ever realized, while others make significantly less.
Here are 12 of the most surprising things we learned from the report…
The Iron Man series is one of the most successful film franchises ever, so it shouldn't come as a shock that he would get good money. But $75 million is a lot, no matter who you are. How did he make that much? Part of his deal included getting 7% of the film's total gross.
Leo Made Way More Than Jonah On 'Wolf Of Wall Street'
While they both got Oscar nominations »
Jerry Seinfeld: “Portlandia” is “beyond brilliant” — “easily one of the best comedies of all time" Seinfeld, who was just in Portland shooting "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" with Fred Armisen, says: “I’m kind of obsessed with ‘Portlandia' right now,” adding that “I think that’s the best comedy on TV right now." Teresa and Joe Giudice will talk about their prison sentence on “Watch What Happens Live” The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars will give their first post-sentencing interview on Monday. Plus: Inside the rise and fall of Teresa Giudice. Katy Perry is coming to Espn’s “College Gameday” She’ll be the celebrity guest picker when “Gameday” broadcasts Saturday morning from the campus of Ole Miss. Click Read Full Post For More Viola Davis on “How to Get Away with Murder” posters: "“I see pressure. I’m aware that my booty is on the line »
- Norman Weiss
This piece was originally published on May 4, 2014, but it may be useful before tonight's Big Bang Theory season premiere. TV shows are not supposed to be this popular, not in the age of DVRs, Netflix, and cord-cutting. Nevertheless, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory—an old-fashioned multi-camera comedy about four nerdy men and three women who tolerate them—is not only television’s No. 1 show but also the highest-rated sitcom since Friends signed off in 2004. Here’s why. Casting “It’s a cast of comedy pros,” says Jaime Weinman, critic for Maclean’s. “Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco were sitcom vets. Jim Parsons became the breakout star. There’s no weak link. In TV you can’t just cast a star like in movies—you have to cast unknowns, and what [Big Bang co-creator] Chuck Lorre is good at is picking the right people for the right parts—and picking people the public will like. »
- Adam K. Raymond
After some heated contract negotiations with the cast, The Big Bang Theory returns for Season 8 as scheduled with back-to-back new episodes — and with very hefty pay raises for stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. The series airs on Mondays beginning Sept. 22 while CBS broadcasts Thursday Night Football, and then returns to its regular Thursday night slot on Oct. 30. Also See: Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy series premiere dates, times and previews First up, in “The Locomotion Interruption” (8pm Et/Pt) Leonard and Amy take an unexpected road trip to Arizona to pick up Sheldon. … Continue reading →
The post “The Big Bang Theory” Season 8 begins with two new episodes Monday appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
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."
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- Rob Moynihan
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 ...
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- Joyce Eng
Before the cast of The Big Bang Theory can get on with the business of portraying America's favorite eggheads (and one foxy, out-of-work actress), there is a customary ritual that always precedes the reading of the very first script of the season. It usually starts with a simple question: How did you spend your summer? Faster than you can bust out a Bazinga, details are shared in gleeful progression: Jim Parsons (Sheldon) became a Wimbledon groupie. Simon Helberg (Howard) nested at home with his second baby. Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) produced her first movie. Johnny Galecki (Leonard) jetted to Prague, Kunal Nayyar »
They're on the biggest show on TV, but the stars of The Big Bang Theory say neither fame nor their new, http://www.people.com/article/big-bang-theory-salary-negotiation-kaley-cuoco have changed them. "Everybody's got their feet on the ground, so it doesn't feel that much different than day one," star Simon Helberg, 33, tells People in its new issue, on newsstands Friday. What began as a series about four lovable brainiacs and the women who love them has blown up into the most popular sitcom on television today, but the show's stars, along with Helberg - Johnny Galecki, 39; Jim Parsons, 41; Kaley Cuoco, 28; Kunal Nayyar, »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
Although traditional sitcoms toting the banner of laugh tracks and “filmed live before a studio audience” are going the way of the dodo, The Big Bang Theory has managed to achieve critical success for seven years running. Now entering its eighth season, with no signs of petering out, the series pushed the character arcs just a tad farther in season 7. There were relationship breakthroughs, a Star Wars calamity with James Earl Jones, Penny reassesses her career, pseudo-scientific discoveries and Raj became a little less awkward.
The season began with Leonard out on his North Sea expedition. While Leonard was away, Penny and Sheldon had a chance to bond. Penny has come a long way from being the Kelly Bundy figure of the group. Sheldon begins to turn to her for platonic companionship as well as advice.
This was a great advance in the group dynamic. Even though Sheldon is always »
- Bags Hooper
Exclusive: Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Veronica Mars) has joined Disney’s true-disaster picture The Finest Hours. The Craig Gillespie-directed film chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when two oil tankers collided off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. Gallner joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in a key role as the rescue-boat’s engineman, who feels like he has a lot to prove on the mission to save the lives of dozens of men clinging to life in the waters of the Atlantic. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the script from Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias’ 2010 book. (Update: Production begins this month in Massachusetts, Disney said this morning, with Holliday Grainger also joining the cast.)
- Jen Yamato
For a while it was a little up in the air as to whether we’d even see a new season of television’s most popular sitcom. CBS decided to play all of their cards and renew the show for three years – through seasons eight, nine and ten and right into 2017 – but hadn’t locked the cast into contract before they did so, allowing central trio Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki free rein to renegotiate their contracts.
The three are getting ‘Friends money’ now: a million dollars an episode each, which pretty much signals the death of the show after season ten regardless of the ratings, as – like Friends and Frasier before it – the show will become just too expensive to air.
But, with a slight delay in filming, season eight now appears to be back on schedule. So what does the next television year have in »
- Ben Cooke
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