THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peeks: New Dates Take a Holiday

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Well, that went well. Last week on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Amy and Sheldon both made their first attempts at new relationships and both failed.

Amy’s new beau, Dave, was tall and had a British accent. That was enough to excite Penny and Bernadette but not enough to satisfy their curiosity. So the two staked out a parking spot across the street from the restaurant where Amy and Dave were having their dinner date. There, using binoculars to spy on the pair, Penny and Bernadette thought they saw Dave intensely interested in Amy. What we saw was that Dave was actually intensely interested in Amy’s former boyfriend, Sheldon, who as a math teacher Dave idolized. Dave spent the whole date talking about the one thing Amy didn’t want to discuss: Sheldon. Taking Dave home after the less-than-successful date, Amy decided she wasn’t interested in Dave anymore, and when Dave tried to hit on her for an introduction to Sheldon, Amy kicked him out of the car.

For his part, Sheldon decided he was over his pity party over Amy. He asked Raj and Howard to help him find a new girlfriend. They set up an ad on Craig’s List to attract an intelligent woman who is as much a science, science fiction, and game geek as Sheldon by requiring her to solve a series of puzzles that would reveal his contact information. If she showed up by 10 p.m., she would win. The three waited excitedly, but no one arrived in time. Just as they were giving up, there was a knock at the door. Sheldon opened the door to find a very attractive young woman. She seemed ideal, but after a short conversation, Sheldon said she missed the deadline and shut the door in her face, leaving Raj and Howard dumbfounded — with the rest of us.

This week, new dates take a holiday as Sheldon and Amy try just being friends in “The Platonic Permutation,” spending time together at the aquarium for Thanksgiving. What could go wrong, right? Howard reluctantly joins Bernadette, Raj, and Emily as volunteers at a soup kitchen for the holiday. And it appears Leonard knows a thing or two about Penny she doesn’t realize.

Watch a preview below and catch tonight’s new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peeks: Moving On

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Looks like Sheldon and Amy are moving beyond their relationship on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Last week on THE BIG BANG THEORY, guest stars Wil Wheaton and Adam Nimoy, son of the late actor Leonard Nimoy who played the original Mr Spock on STAR TREK, interviewed Sheldon for a cultural retrospective on the iconic STAR TREK character. But during the interview as Sheldon attempted to mimic his hero’s emotionless logical persona, he couldn’t help showing his human side and fretted over losing Amy. This will lead into tonight’s fun episode — more in a moment.

In the Wolowitz childhood home not far away, Howard and Bernadette got in a tiff over redecorating, and as Howard resisted but reluctantly helped Bernadette’s father in the remodel, he disclosed that he can’t wait to have children. Turned out, however, that Bernadette isn’t very excited about the idea and had been blaming Howard for the reluctance. When Howard admitted he hasn’t been the most helpful husband around the home, growing up in a home without an attentive father he always dreamed of being the better dad he never had, and so Bernadette warmed up to the idea.

Now back to tonight’s episode, “The Mystery Date Observation.” Sheldon decides he’s finished with the self-pity over losing Amy and he’s ready to move on. So he turns to Raj and Howard, who were responsible for him finding Amy, to help him attract a new girlfriend. So, naturally, they post an online ad!

Of course, Amy has been ready to move on for some time — she’s had three dates already. But Amy is shy about the whole dating scene, so Penny and Bernadette try to help her come out of her shell. When Amy is reluctant to give details about who she’s dating, the pair go into spy mode.

Watch the clips below and catch tonight’s new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peeks: The Trouble with Emotions

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THE BIG BANG THEORY returns to its home on Thursday nights after a short stint on Mondays.

Last week saw Leonard and Sheldon breaking university rules to seek badly needed supplies of helium for an experiment, because their traditional supply was on back order. They met a dealer of elicit helium in an underground garage and paid a premium price for it, only to feel guilty and try to return it, this time for a premium restocking fee. Barry Kripke offered to let them have his helium if they put his name on their paper, which led Sheldon and Leonard to meet the elicit dealer in the underground garage and once again pay an exorbitant price.

Meanwhile, Penny and Bernadette tried to help Amy solve her dating problem. Raj showed them the dating app he’d been using and they downloaded it for Amy, only to make fun of the people she was attracting and Amy started to feel guilty. Turned out she’d already been dating and not telling anyone, and the group couldn’t believe they didn’t know. “It’s new and weird, and I didn’t want you to get excited about it.” She was just experimenting, mostly just going out for coffee. Poor Amy.

This week in “The Spock Resonance,” Sheldon is being interviewed for a documentary about STAR TREK’s iconic science officer, Mr. Spock. The episode guest stars Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy who played the original Spock, and Wil Wheaton of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Nimoy is looking for people to interview about Spock’s impact on culture, and Wheaton suggests Sheldon “is gold” — as the preview videos show, he’s not mistaken.  Not unlike Spock, Sheldon struggles to suppress his emotions as he confronts the breakup of his relationship with Amy. In a neighborhood not far away, Howard and Bernadette are remodeling his childhood home and they can’t even agree on which room begin redecorating.

Watch the clips below and catch THE BIG BANG THEORY as it returns to Thursdays on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peeks: Helium and Dating Wars

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Last week on THE BIG BANG THEORY, at Bernadette’s urging Howard, Raj, Sheldon, and Leonard sought to get some exercise, opting for the less strenuous, less demanding sport of fencing. While taking lessons from Sheldon’s arch nemesis Barry Kripke, Sheldon let it slip that he and Amy are no longer a couple and Kripke let it rip that he was interested in her. Amy wasn’t ready to start dating again and turned Kripke down.  Sheldon for his part fumbled asking a random young lady for a date. So nothing advanced in their mutual decision to move on — yet. Rumor has it new relationships may blossom for both, even if just briefly. Are we in for a dating war?

Off to the side, Stuart asked Penny, Amy, and Bernadette for advice on getting women into his comic book store. Seems his sofa for breast feeding (with video surveillance to keep the pervs in check) hasn’t helped, nor has his creepy behavior around women, discussed at length on social media. Turns out there was nothing the ladies could do help poor creepy Stuart.

This week on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Amy sticks her toe in the relationship waters as Bernadette and Penny find a dating app for Amy’s phone, which produces some interesting results. Is this our first glimpse into Amy and Sheldon’s new battle to move on?

And as you’ll see in the preview video below, Sheldon and Leonard are forced to seek unusual sources for the helium they need to work on a project in the face of a nationwide shortage. A cloak and dagger rendezvous with a questionable source proves troublesome.

See the sneak peeks and then catch “The Helium Insufficiency” episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things We’re Thankful For (and a Few Turkeys!)


It’s the time of the year when we think about what we are thankful for, TV Addicts. Well, I’m very thankful for TV! Of course, I’m more thankful about some things than I am others so here is the top 5 things I’m thankful for this television season (so far): [Read more...]

About Last Night: CBS Thursday Comedy Recap


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Chuck Lorre is currently dominating 50% of CBS’ Thursday night lineup, and with some of the best multi-camera sitcoms television presently has to offer.

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Penny Pulls a Felicity: Your First Look at THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 10!


Full disclosure: We would have had these first look photos from THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Monday September 22nd season premiere posted earlier, but we spent the better part of the past forty-five minutes debating what we wanted to title this post. Candidates included “We Need to Talk About Penny,” “Sheldon Cooper Cell Phone Hack Exposed” and/or “Penny and Leonard Plus Eight” See why below when you check out some first look photos from “The Locomotion Interruption” that has Leonard and Amy take a road trip to Arizona to pick up Sheldon, Penny interview for a job at Bernadette’s company while Wolowitz gets weirded out by Stuart’s relationship with Mrs. Wolowitz. [Read more...]

Bazinga! CBS Renews THE BIG BANG THEORY For 3 Additional Years


Press Release: CBS announced today a multi-year broadcast renewal for the top-rated, critically acclaimed comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY.

THE BIG BANG THEORY, which is TV’s most-watched comedy and the top-rated broadcast entertainment show among adults 18-49, has been renewed for an additional three years, extending it through the 2016-2017 season. [Read more...]

THE BIG BANG THEORY Previewpalooza: “The Convention Conundrum” Sneak Peek! (feat. James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher)


This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday January 30th episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY. Direct from CBS, “After the guys can’t get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon (Jim Parsons, left) tries to hold his own convention and winds up spending a wild night with James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher.” [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on THE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar

Given the stratospheric rise of CBS’ comedy series THE BIG BANG THEORY, it is no wonder the co-star KUNAL Nayyar feels a bit struck by lightening.  Life is good when you are king and working on a hit TV series like BIG BANG THEORY is enough to make any actor feel blessed and grateful that television audiences have embraced it so warmly.  In a recent press interview at the WB Mondo International Press Tour, Kunal candidly shared what life is like for him and what he thinks of the show’s hot success. [Read more...]