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The Big Bang Theory: The Workplace Proximity (7x05)

10/20/2013 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...

TV Ratings: The Season Started With A 'Bang'

10/6/2013 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...

Fall 2013 TV Report (So Far)

10/5/2013 2:06pm EDT
Sleepy  Hollow
Here’s how the Fall TV season has been shaping up.


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 ...

'The Big Bang Theory': The Scavenger Vortex (7x03)

10/5/2013 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...

'The Big Bang Theory': The Deception Verification (7x02)

9/28/2013 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...

'The Big Bang Theory': The Hofstadter Insufficiency (7x01)

9/28/2013 1:20am EDT
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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...

'Big Bang Theory' Stars Looking For Big Bucks In Salary Renegotiations

9/20/2013 3:01pm EDT
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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 ...

2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On The CW & CBS

9/4/2013 6:00pm EDT
The CW and CBS are complete opposites. The CW shouldn't be in business, and CBS is THE business. The CW aims for teenagers to lose their sh!t on social media. CBS aims for the median age of the people in my office. I've never understood the Blue Bloods audience more than in the last year. My interest in The CW is odd and possibly unhealthy. I'm endlessly fascinated with its shows and attractive actors. I'll watch Reign just for Adelaide Kane. I'm not endlessly fascinated by CBS. CBS lulls me to sleep. I never wrote about Elementary's "Pilot" because I went to sleep mid-episode. I never watc...

Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

7/18/2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...

Kaley Cuoco And Henry Cavill Reportedly Dating

7/1/2013 3:50pm EDT
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is dating Superman, according to reports.

According to Us Weekly the sexy 27-year-old actress has hooked up with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, 30.

"They are totally hot for each other," a source tells the magazine.

Both stars became single earlier this year, Cuoco broke it off from Pepper lead singer Bret Bollinger, while Cavill cplit from actress/mixed martial artist Gina Carano.

Cuoco hinted at the relationship via a post on her Twitter page two weeks ago, when she uploaded a photo of herself sitting on a movie theater floor fawning at Cavill's m...

'Breaking Bad' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Rule Critics' Choice Television Awards - See Photos & Winners

6/11/2013 9:09am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
"Breaking Bad" and "The Big Bang Theory" won big at Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively.  "Game Of Thrones" was also crowned best drama, sharing the title with the AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, won the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy. Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in BBC's sci-fi hit "Orphan Black."

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (pictured above) won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, sharing the accolade...

5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know On 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Supernatural' And More

4/28/2013 3:08pm EDT
Hawaii Five-0
Unfortunately for all tv-aholics April showers bring May cliffhangers.  All of your favorite TV shows are gearing up for their season-ending swan song, and this one looks like it will be a mishmash of deaths, pregnancies, proposals and gasp-worthy shockers.  Here are five season ending spoilers you need to know on “Hawaii Five-0,” “Supernatural,” and more...


Law enforcement's most badass taskforce will have their hands full in the May 20 season finale of “Hawaii Five-0.”  Not only will the team have to thwart a terrorist attack, but Kono will also be framed for a murder...

TV Ratings: Basketball Gold For CBS; HBO's 'Veep' Returns Strong

4/18/2013 7:57am EDT
Once again, CBS was dominant in the ratings race, landing 13 of the Top 20 shows last week. It didn’t hurt that it broadcast the NCAA championship game, which yielded 23.43 million viewers as the week’s top program. Otherwise, ‘NCIS’ and its spinoff ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ were typically terrific. Other shows from CBS in the Top 20 included ’60 Minutes,’ ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The impressive part? Some of those were reruns.

ABC performed fine with ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Modern Family,’ while NBC’s ‘The Voice’ outperformed FOX’s ‘American Idol’ yet again. The bad news...

TV Ratings: CBS Rocks With 'Big Bang'

4/12/2013 8:24am EDT
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CBS had the number one show again last week, but it wasn’t ‘NCIS,’ which was in reruns. The honor belonged to a new edition of ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ which nabbed 17.24 million viewers. The Eye also scored with the Syracuse vs. Michigan Final Four game, as well as the Academy of Country Music Awards, which attracted 15.5 million viewers.

The top drama was ‘Person of Interest’ with 14.57 million. ABC did typically well with both editions of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ placing in the top 10, while NBC’s ‘The Voice’ aired two episodes that both outpaced ‘American Idol’’s two installments. For th...

TV Ratings: CBS Carries The Week

3/28/2013 8:24pm EDT
CBS was tops in the ratings last week, thanks mostly to its most-watched program, ‘NCIS,’ which nabbed more than 19 million viewers and the number one slot. The Eye Network also had three of the top six programs, including ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and other hits were in repeats.

Despite a lower-than-usual Spring start, ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ did well with more than 17 million viewers, besting both editions of FOX’s ‘American Idol’ by several million viewers. That show averaged 12.94 and 11.93 million viewers on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Remember the da...

Kaley Cuoco Gets Sexy For Self Magazine; Set To Host Second People's Choice Awards

1/7/2013 5:01pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is set to host this week's People's Choice Awards; and the actress is also featured showing off her sexy beach bod in this month's issue of Self Magazine.

The actress reveals her love of horses and that just a couple of years ago she found herself in a very scary situation after a fall.

"I took my first riding lesson at 15, and I've ridden almost every day since," she says. "Two years ago, I fell off my horse and crushed my leg. Before surgery, I had to sign a contract saying it was OK if they had to amputate! When I awoke with my leg, I was so happy.

Biologists Name Bee Species After 'Big Bang Theory' Catchphrase

1/5/2013 2:00pm EST
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"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons' famous catchphrase has inspired biologists to rename a new bee species.

Brazilian researchers have used TV physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper's 'Bazinga!' as the premise for their latest discovery.

The Euglossa bazinga bee is closely related to the West Brazilian orchid bee.

"Big Bang Theory" producer Steven Molaro has yet to share the news with Parsons, but he says, "We are always extremely flattered when the science community embraces our show. Sheldon would be honoured to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him."

TV Ratings: CBS Wins Big Week, But NBC Tops Sweeps

11/22/2012 10:25am EST
'The Big Bang Theory'
CBS handily won the week, hitting a series-high with ‘The Bing Bang Theory,’ but NBC is poised to claim the November sweeps crown among viewers 18-49.

The Eye Network had 11 of the top 20 shows, topped by ‘Big Bang,’ with over 17 million viewers, good for second place behind ‘Sunday Night Football.’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ and ‘Person of Interest’ also placed strongly in the Top 10.

For the week, FOX struggled, and ABC was buoyed only by ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ NBC, which did fine with football and ‘The Voice,’ surprised even itself by nabbi...

TV Ratings: NBC Has A Good Week

11/16/2012 10:01am EST
'The Big Bang Theory'
Even though CBS was the top network in the ratings last week with 9.34 million viewers, NBC must be marveling at its second-place finish with 8.83 million. That’s its best showing in several months and shows that the Peacock network is on its way to digging out of its 4th place hole from the last several seasons.

NBC also had the week’s top show yet again with ‘Sunday Night Football,’ which averaged nearly 21 million viewers. With Tuesday shows like ‘NCIS’ taking a rest because of election coverage, CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ managed to finish in 2nd place for the week with a high 16.69 m...

'The Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Sizzles In Sexy Lingerie For Esquire Mexico

11/5/2012 7:55pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
Geeks the world over will rejoice when they see these photos of Kaley Cuoco in Esquire Mexico magazine.

Unfortunately some chick named "Sandy" kept us from getting the smoking hot pics of The Big Bang Theory star in front of your very eyes until now, but we figured they're still worth it.

Kaley wears several tiny, revealing outfits and shows lots of skin in the issue.

The 26-year-old star reveals that she loves working on her show, what she finds sexy, and what foods she'll risk her perfect shape to eat.

"This series is the dream job," she says of Big Bang. "I can make people laugh ever...

TV Ratings: CBS, NBC Continue To Rule

10/25/2012 9:35am EDT
The trends of the TV season are continuing in the ratings: In the fourth week, CBS was tops among total viewers, with 10.33 million. NBC, while third in total viewers with 7.49 million, managed to win the 18-49 demo for the fourth straight week, still its best showing in a decade.

NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ was once again the top show of the week, attracting 17.47 million viewers. A resurgent ’60 Minutes’ finished second with 15.86 million, followed closely by a new episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with 15.73 million sets of eyeballs. The latter show has certainly become the network’s c...

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 6: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

9/25/2012 3:00pm EDT
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I love the smell of season premieres in the evening! The 2012-2013 television season is finally upon us, but fret not, there are still more spoilers to spill. I’m honing in on the geektastic “The Big Bang Theory” as my last show to spoil. Last season, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) proposed to Penny mid-coitus while Howard and Bernadette got married mere hours before “Froot Loops” was launched into the space. The show premieres on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. EST, so here are five spoilers you need to know…

Amy Farrah Fowler’s bitchin’ harp solos are no more. Amy Farrah Fowler is a gem of a girl:...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

9/8/2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

Mayim Bialik Back To Work On 'Big Bang Theory' Following Car Crash

8/17/2012 8:58am EDT
Mayim Bialik
Just one day after she was hospitalized following a car accident in Los Angeles, Mayim Bialik is back on the set of "The Big Bang Theory."

On Wednesday, the former "Blossom" star injured her thumb after her white volvo collided with another vehicle.

L.A. police department Sgt. Monte Houze confirmed to yesterday, "From what I was told, there was a lot of blood at the scene. (Bialik suffered) a severe injury to her left thumb."

Following her release from the hospital the actress was photographed with her right hand in a cast. She headed back to work merely 24 hours after the i...

Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

7/19/2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...

TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

5/25/2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Outed By New York Times?

5/23/2012 11:08pm EDT
Jim Parsons
Several reports surfaced on Wednesday night saying that the New York Times has outed Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons in a profile piece for the publication.

For some, including Entertainment Weekly's Marc Malkin, the news comes as no surprise, as Parsons - though he's never addressed the matter - isn't really hiding anything.

In fact, Parsons' sexuality is pretty common knowledge in Hollywood.

"[H]is partner of 10 years is often with him when he hits a red carpet or sitting beside him at awards shows and other glam events," Malkin writes.

But Times columnist Patrick Healy interviewed t...

'Two And A Half Men' Moving To Thursday Nights

5/17/2012 10:35am EDT
Two and a Half Men
CBS had announced that Two and a Half Men won't be returning to Monday nights this fall, and will instead be airing after The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights to create a comedy block.

Big Bang Theory has mostly failed as a lead-in to other shows on the network (How to be a Gentlemen, Rules of Engagement and Rob all sputtered after the hit comedy). Surprise hit 2 Broke Girls will be moved to Monday to take up the vacated timeslot.

The move could possibly bring 2 and a Half Men higher ratings, as it will no longer compete with ESPN's Monday Night Football in the fall. However, it will ...

CBS Unveils Just Four New Shows For 2012-13 Season; Cancels 'CSI: Miami'

5/16/2012 1:01pm EDT
CBS series Elementary
CBS just announced its new 2012-2013 primetime schedule, which includes four new series. The network is also making four key time period moves.

Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, commented, "These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces. From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility."

The new series are:

-"Elementary," a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Hol...

TV Ratings: CBS, FOX Dominate, PBS Impresses With 'Sherlock'

5/8/2012 8:36pm EDT
CBS dominated the ratings last week with 14 of the Top 25 programs. But FOX managed to tie it in the 18-49 demo with a 2.2 rating. ‘NCIS’ was tops again, while ‘American Idol’ performed quite strongly, particularly on Wednesday.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ performed well for CBS, making it the most-watched comedy and the third-most watched scripted program after both ‘NCIS’ shows. ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘The Mentalist’ also placed in the Top 10 for the network.

NBC had to settle for 20th place for ‘The Voice,’ its only program to crack the overall Top 20. ABC, meanwhile, found success with ‘M...