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HBO, CBS Announce Stand-Alone Web Subscription Services For 2015

October 16th, 2014 7:02pm EDT
HBO's Game of Thrones
HBO and CBS have thrown their hats into the streaming video ring as both networks have announced that they'll be offering streaming video services that don't require cable or satellite TV subscription services.

HBO announced on Wednesday that it will offer a stand-alone Internet streaming service beginning in 2014, citing that there are 10 million homes in the U.S. with internet connections but no cable or satellite service.

Half of those homes are subscribed, however, to a streaming service, like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler shared the facts and also said that there ...
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7 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Big Bang Theory'

October 9th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
7 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Big Bang Theory'
Fans of nerds (and Kaley Cuoco) are rejoicing now that The Big Bang Theory has finally returned for its eighth season on CBS. The witty show is off to another great start in the ratings and shows no signs of slowing down.

Are you the world's biggest Big Bang fan? Check out these 7 facts about The Big Bang Theory and its stars that you might not have known.

Big Bang co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco used to um, bang? *rimshot*

Sorry about that. But it's true. Galecki and Cuoco, who play arguably two of the biggest characters on the ensemble cast in Leonard and Penny, carried on a ...
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'Big Bang Theory' Season 8 Episode 4 Recap: The Hook-Up Reverberation

October 9th, 2014 9:37am EDT
The Double Date Couples
It's great to see a lot more of Raj finally this season!

The one-liners in this episode are certainly enough to make it worth the watch. Raj and his girlfriend Emily visited the group and things were great except for Emily's relationship with Penny...thanks to Raj's "relations" with Penny several seasons ago.

The honesty card was not so well played by Raj in this situation and the episode ended with a false hug and then the two girls exclaming "I hate her" on either side of the door so there's probably more to come on that in the future.

The several comments that Raj made throughout the...
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Howard's Pitch On 'The Big Bang Theory' - Season 8 Episode 3 Recap

September 30th, 2014 3:34pm EDT
Howard's Pitch On 'The Big Bang Theory' - Season 8 Episode 3 Rec
Howard's pitch idea looked awesome... for a few seconds.

After an episode of watching some pretty fantastic pitches not quite make it to the end of a gymnasium and the epic pulled shoulder from throwing an imaginary baseball on a Nintendo Wii, Howard's idea to throw the first pitch at the Angels' game using the Mars Rover prototype was awesome.

It was a shame that the rover was moving at roughly 1 meter per minute. Even that, though, was probably better than if he had tried to throw the first pitch properly; 60 feet and 6 inches is an awfully long way for a guy Howard's size.

The rest...
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'The Big Bang Theory' Is Back - Season 8 Episode 1&2 Recap

September 26th, 2014 12:37am EDT
'The Big Bang Theory' Is Back - Season 8 Episode 1&2 Recap
Well, The Big Bang Theory is back and has successfully slipped back into the routine of what have all come to expect from the show. Sheldon is now back in the mix after a crazy adventure with lots of trains, and Penny has been given an exciting new start as a PharmaGirl.

What we have seen so far:

Amy and Sheldon seem to be back on the same track despite Sheldon's 45 day absence to look at nothing but the insides of trains and train stations across the United States.

Stuart and Howard's Mom "DebDeb" are getting awfully close and it's hilarious to see how much it freaks Howard out tha...
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Things You Need To Know For Season 8 Of 'The Big Bang Theory'

September 21st, 2014 5:00pm EDT
What To Know For Season 8 Of 'The Big Bang Theory'
With season 8 of Big Bang on it's way it's high time to look at the things we love about the show, what keeps everyone coming back year after year, and what makes the show so watchable 8 seasons in.

So far, The Big Bang Theory has been able to do several things that even the most successful shows on TV have been unable to do. Firstly, they have been able to keep the entire main cast for 7 great seasons and even bring in additional characters successfully without interrupting the fabric of the group - even if Sheldon would disagree. The introduction of Amy Farrah Fowler as a cast regular ...
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Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons & 'Big Bang Theory' Cast Dish On Success And Friendship

September 21st, 2014 9:00am EDT
People Magazine Big Bang Theory feature
With more than 20 million fans - and hefty new paychecks - the stars of TV's most popular show, The Big Bang Theory, talk to PEOPLE in this week's cover story about their loves, lives and incredible friendships.

As the series enters its eighth season on CBS, perhaps luckily for everyone involved, success didn't happen overnight. Though Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Penny) had built a reputation on hit sitcoms like Roseanne and 8 Simple Rules, the rest of the show's stars including Simon Helberg (Howard), Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) were largely un...
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'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Get Back To Work After Negotiating Big Pay Hikes

August 6th, 2014 9:12pm EDT
'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Get Back To Work After Negotiating B
The (now very wealthy) cast of "The Big Bang Theory" has returned to work after settling their contract negotiations.

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will make around $1 million per episode for the next three years, according to the Associated Press. They reportedly made $300,000 per episode prior to signing new contracts. Actors Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar also renewed their contracts.

Warner Bros. Television confirmed on Tuesday that they had come to a financial agreement with the cast.

Parsons, who plays Sheldon, posted a photo of himself on Instagram holding the first...
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'Big Bang' Stars Negotiate Huge Salaries

August 4th, 2014 8:19pm EDT
'Big Bang Theory's' Biggest Stars To Earn $1 Million Per Episode
The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" has hit paydirt. Lead actors Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki successfully negotiated their contracts and will earn a staggering $1 million an episode over the next three years, according to Deadline.

The stars reportedly took home a mere $300,000 per episode before signing the new deal. The actors are now among the highest paid stars on television.

Last week production stalled on the series while the cast was locked in a salary dispute with Warner Bros. Television. Meanwhile, cast members Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (who play Howard Wolowit...
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'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Are Asking For A Huge Salary Bump

July 31st, 2014 11:39am EDT
Production Halted On 'Big Bang Theory' Over Salary Dispute
Production on "The Big Bang Theory" has stalled while several cast members are locked in a salary dispute with Warner Bros. Television (WBTV).

Earlier this year the show was renewed for three more seasons; however, script rehearsals for the upcoming eight season have been put on hold while its stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco negotiate their salaries.

A statement from Warner Bros Television (WBTV) said: "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed."

Emmy and Golden Globe win...
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Spoiler Alert! 'Supernatural,' 'Gotham,' 'Once Upon A Time' & More

July 28th, 2014 2:10pm EDT
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
For fangirls and fanboys, Christmas arrives not in December, but in July in the form of the San Diego Comic-Con. The annual geekfest was held this weekend and spoilers for the upcoming television season blitzkrieged starstruck fans. Here are 7 Comic-Con spoilers you need to know for "Supernatural","Sleepy Hollow", and more...

Demon Dean Is Coming. For those gobsmacked "Supernatural" fans who thought the shocker final seconds of the season 9 finale that revealed Dean (Jensen Ackles) reborn as a demon was just a season-ending fake-out may want to brace...
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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Still In Contract Negotiations As Production Date Nears

July 17th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Big Bang Theory
The cast of Big Bang Theory wants big bucks to continue filming the series, and CBS only has two weeks to finalize negotiations before production of the eighth season begins.

The entire cast except Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik saw their contracts run out after the seventh season. According to Deadline, Rauch and Bialik were able to at least double their per-episode salary when they renegotiated last fall.

The previous contracts for the main cast, which includes Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, were reportedly in the $300,000 per-episode range. With CBS set to make quite a b...
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China Censors 'The Big Bang Theory,' Other U.S. Shows For Promoting Criminal Activities

May 20th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
China Censors 'The Big Bang Theory,' Other U.S. Shows For Promot
China has pulled several U.S. shows from video streaming websites, claiming the programs contain harmful content.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) made the order last week to remove "The Big Bang Theory," "The Good Wife" and "NCIS," from public viewing.

It's not known exactly why the watchdog group made the move, although officials have been planning to increase censorship of foreign content, a source told The Hollywood Reporter.

There was a public outcry following the ban, prompting SAPPRFT officials to claim they pulled the programs o...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Supernatural,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Arrow,' And More...

May 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Supernatural
It seems like it was just yesterday when the fledging seasons's epic stories were just beginning to blossom. In the blink of an eye, the 2013-14 season is coming to an end, and it's time to prepare to spend the summer, mourning (or cheering) the dead, swooming from the proposals, weddings or births and hanging from all those cliffs. Here are 5 season finale spoilers on "Supernatural," "Grey's Anatomy" and more...

"Supernatural" (The CW)

The CW's sci-fi thriller has literally gone to hell and back, so what's in store for "Supernatural's" season 9 swan song? According to supervising p...
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'The Big Bang Theory' Recap: The Mommy Observation (7x18)

March 18th, 2014 12:59am EDT
The Big Bang Theory
No time for fluffy introductions. Plot plot plot!

Sheldon and Howard, still in Houston, go to surprise Sheldon's mother. Sheldon's the one who gets the surprise, however, when he looks in the window of his house and sees his mother having sex. After freaking out for a bit, Sheldon goes back to the house to confront his mother about what he saw. He is very disappointed in her and behaves rudely. Sheldon's mother sends him to his room. Howard comes in from the car and talks to Sheldon. He tells the story of how his mother started seeing someone after his dad left, and Howard gave her a bad t...
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CBS Renews 'The Big Bang Theory' Through 2017

March 12th, 2014 10:01pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
CBS announced on Wednesday that it's bringing back hit Thursday night sitcom The Big Bang Theory for another three years.

The network revealed the news that "Television’s #1 Comedy" has been extended through the 2016-2017 season.

"Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television," CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "This multi-year deal further strengthens our network’s position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audienc...
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TOP 10: TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With

February 26th, 2014 1:19pm EST
Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
We all have our favourite characters in TV, whether we see a little of ourselves in them or we just plain out love what they stand for- we sometimes wish they could be real. We’re counting down the Top 10 TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With – that’s if they existed in the real world of course.

10. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

It’s always good to have a friend that’s a genius. Like for instance when you’re at a restaurant and the bill comes, he can figure out how much everyone owes plus tips within seconds. And the best part, he doesn’t mind being the braniac friend!

9. V...
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'Big Bang' Stars Kaley Cuoco And Melissa Rauch Share Boob-Grabbing Selfie At Golden Globes Afterparty

January 13th, 2014 9:30pm EST
Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch
Big Bang Theory stars Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch got a little crazy after Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, posing for a selfie while holding onto their boobs at the InStyle afterparty.

"Holding our golden globes at the golden globes," Kaley tweeted.

The newlywed also shared a photo of herself and friend Tara Swennen, and supermodel Heidi Klum snuck into the frame.

"Greatest photo bomb of all time!" she wrote.

According to UsWeekly, Kaley wore a Rani Zakhem gown and Melissa's yellow dress was by Romona Keveza.

Prior to the ceremony Kaley tweeted a photo of herself with new husband...
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7 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Person Of Interest,' 'Supernatural,' 'HIMYM' And More...

January 7th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Person Of Interest
If the first week of 2014 has been anything, it's frigid.  Most of the nation is enduring the polar vortex, so it's a blessing that most shows are returning from their holiday hiatuses.  Now we have something entertaining to do while we hunker down in blankets.  Here are seven spoilers you need to know on "Person Of Interest," “Supernatural" and more...

It can always get worse.  If you thought the Carter's stunning death was this season's rock bottom, think again. EP Jonah Nolan ominously warns: "As taxing, difficult and ultimately lethal as the battle [with HR] was, that was just the ...
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'The Big Bang Theory': The Itchy Brain Simulation (7x08)

November 16th, 2013 5:18pm EST
The Big Bang Theory
Not much of a fan of this one. There were a few decent jokes, but other than that not much happened.

The plot is as follows: Leonard finds an old DVD that was rented on Sheldon's account, and Sheldon tells Leonard that he won't freak out about it if he finds a way to return the DVD. The catch? He has to wear an itchy sweater while he does so, to really understand how uncomfortable Sheldon can get when things are unresolved. The video store has gone out of business and the owner has died, so Leonard tries and tries to figure out a way to solve the problem. Sheldon eventually tells Leonard t...
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'The Big Bang' Theory: The Proton Displacement (7x07)

November 8th, 2013 11:20pm EST
The Big Bang Theory
Unfortunately, I'm going to be pretty hard on this episode. It wasn't completely awful, but it was completely bland. On top of that, almost everything they did in this episode has already been done by this show in the past, and it didn't feel like there was even an attempt at originality going on here.

The plot: Sheldon, Leonard, and Amy run into Bob Newhart - I mean, uh, Dr. Jeffries (aka Professor Proton). Later, Jeffries asks Leonard for help on a paper he's writing, and Sheldon takes offense that he asked Leonard instead of him. In retaliation, he finds a new celebrity science friend -...
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Johnny Galecki Opens Up About Secretly Dating Kaley Cuoco

November 8th, 2013 10:35am EST
Johnny Galecki
The Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki has finally opened up about his clandestine relationship with co-star Kaley Cuoco, maintaining his ex-girlfriend is a "dear friend" who will always be a part of his life.

The on-screen couple took their relationship to the next level by dating for two years while working on the TV show, and they managed to keep their romance out of the public eye until after their split.

Cuoco made the stunning admission about the secret love affair back in 2010, and Galecki has now spoken out about his time with the actress and why they decided to keep it a secr...
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The Big Bang Theory: The Workplace Proximity (7x05)

October 20th, 2013 4:19pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
This episode was built around a simple premise, which usually makes for a focused story and some good jokes. However, I felt like a lot of the potential of this story was lost. There was nothing flat out terrible about it, but I just didn't really enjoy it the way I wanted to.

Basically, Amy gets an opportunity to work at Caltech, and she checks with Sheldon to make sure he's okay working in such close proximity to her. He says yes initially, but a conversation with Howard changes his mind. Essentially, Howard says that spending that much time with Amy is bound to annoy him, just like it w...
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TV Ratings: The Season Started With A 'Bang'

October 6th, 2013 11:32am EDT
'The Big Bang Theory'
‘The Big Bang Theory’ started the TV ratings season with a, well, bang. In its return, the show logged more than 20 million viewers, almost a record for the show. A second episode nabbed 19 million. Riding on the show’s coattails, Robin Williams’ new ‘The Crazy Ones’ was easily Fall’s most-watched premiere with 15.5 million viewers.

By comparison, ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ on NBC was seen by a half that audience in its first airing, but it still built on its ‘Parks & Recreation’ lead-in. Nevertheless, NBC did have the week’s top show with NFL Sunday Night Football, which ranked ahead of bo...
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Fall 2013 TV Report (So Far)

October 5th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
Sleepy  Hollow
Here’s how the Fall TV season has been shaping up.

Sunday:

ABC doesn’t have a lot to celebrate about. Once Upon A Time and Revenge are both down season-to-season, yet up from last season’s finales. So, really, you could say they are even for the night. Their new drama, Betrayal, however is a disappointment. Low ratings. Does ABC have anything ready to replace Betrayal though? They’re already definitely going to cancel the much lower rated Lucky 7 (an almost certainty), can they afford to axe two shows?

CBS has a nice strong lineup of returning shows, all performing well. FOX’s shows are ...
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'The Big Bang Theory': The Scavenger Vortex (7x03)

October 5th, 2013 1:46am EDT
The Big Bang Theory
Cute episode! Probably the strongest one of the season so far. It made a smart decision by sticking to a simple premise and milking it for all it was worth. There were really no parallel plot lines going on, because the entire group was all involved in the same story, making it well-focused and fun.

Raj decides to set up a scavenger hunt as a fun activity for all of the friends. (His murder mystery dinner party idea didn't go over so well). So, he sets up ten clues and says that at the end, the winning team will find a gold coin hidden somewhere in the city. As he announces the scavenger h...
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'The Big Bang Theory': The Deception Verification (7x02)

September 28th, 2013 2:25am EDT
The Big Bang Theory
While not as strong as the premiere, this episode still had some good stuff going on. Leonard comes back early from his trip, but in an effort to spend a few days with Penny alone, he hides in her apartment and doesn't tell Sheldon that he's home. Sheldon suspects that Penny is being unfaithful to Leonard when he notices strange signs of a guest in her apartment. However, when he tries to catch her in the act, he sees Leonard.

This causes some drama in the Leonard and Sheldon friendship, and Sheldon feels betrayed by Leonard's lie. This entire betrayal thing is especially effective because...
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'The Big Bang Theory': The Hofstadter Insufficiency (7x01)

September 28th, 2013 1:20am EDT
The Big Bang Theory
This was actually a fantastic opening episode. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Leonard is still at sea, and after Sheldon has a nightmare about him getting eaten by a kraken, he spends the night at Penny's house. The two of them spend time together and after calling Leonard and discovering that he's at a party, Penny is upset that Leonard doesn't seem to be missing her. Sheldon and Penny start telling secrets to each other that nobody else knows. Penny talks about a cheap horror film she once did, and Sheldon says that he saw that. Howard found it right after meeting her. Sheldon then reveals his...
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'Big Bang Theory' Stars Looking For Big Bucks In Salary Renegotiations

September 20th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory stars are reportedly looking for big raises.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, series leads Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, who currently earn $325,000 per episode each, could seek upwards of $1 million per episode, though several sources put the figure around a half-million dollars per episode.

The three stars are currently renegotiating their deals together, something they did in 2010 (Parsons held out and negotiated separately, but he was represented by the same law firm as Galecki and Cuoco). The three leads working together on current negotiations ...
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