THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Daddy’s Spoiled Child

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BREAKING: Raj Koothrappali no longer wants to be daddy’s spoiled child. Tonight on THE BIG BANG THEORY, we will see how that works out.

The latest joke on THE BIG BANG THEORY has been Raj’s dispute with his father over how much of his father’s money he has been spending, his father calling Raj his spoiled sixth child. So last week, Raj said he would no longer take his father’s money. Cue daddy’s joy.

Raj’s father had been paying for Raj’s rent, car, and credit card payments, but Raj had no idea for how much. The question became, will Raj’s income cover those expenses? This week, Sheldon, Howard, and Leonard go over Raj’s bills to help him rein in his expenses, with Raj appointing “controlling sociopath” Sheldon as his business manager to help him get out of debt. Meanwhile, Comic-Con is coming up and Raj realizes that to afford to attend the big event he may have to sacrifice some of his toys, selling them to Stuart’s comics shop. Seems Penny may join the trek to Comic-Con, too, with Leonard reluctantly agreeing. You may remember that Leonard joined Penny at a local Comic-Con when her movie had a booth, to Leonard’s chagrin. Cue the fun.

Watch the preview clips below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (February 23) at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

SCORPION Sneak Peek: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

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Cabe is starting to feel very self-conscious about his far younger girlfriend on this week’s SCORPION.

In a sneak peek from the episode below, we see Cabe explain to Paige that he doesn’t like wearing his glasses around Allie because he doesn’t want her to think he’s “old”. With a 15 year age difference between the two of them, Cabe is going to have to get used to the fact that he’s dating a far younger woman. Meanwhile, Sylvester is burning the candle at both ends to prepare for his Alderman debate with Patel.

Team Scorpion is tasked with helping to protect a vital seed bank this week. When Sylvester reboots the system, several blast doors close automatically to protect the seeds, which leaves Happy, Cabe and Sylvester all isolated in their own rooms. The three of them start suffering from life-threatening and fear-based hallucinations, which leaves Walter, Paige and Toby with the difficult task of figuring out how to calm them down and save them.

SCORPION airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

THE GOOD FIGHT Teasers: Meet the New Characters

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Everything has gone to hell when THE GOOD FIGHT begins and that’s shown with Diane watching the inauguration of Donald Trump.

But before that happens we have some good news. Lockhart, Deckler & Lee has expanded since we last saw the firm (hence one of the new names) and Diane is on the verge of retiring after having put in an offer on a beautiful chateau in France. Her former partners have wished her well and she’s on her way, but things will soon take a dark turn for her. Before her retirement Diane is reunited with Luca, who is working for Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad, an all African-American firm. Alicia is briefly mentioned, but the focus of THE GOOD FIGHT is primarily on Diane, Lucia and the new characters.

Here are the new faces you’ll meet in THE GOOD FIGHT:

Maia Rindell. She’s just passed the bar and is about to start work at Lockhart, Deckler & Lee. David Lee is introducing her and the rest of the other first year associates to their new jobs and she’s the one associate he is actually nice to, which makes sense because she’s Diane’s goddaughter. A lesbian, she’s currently in a long term relationship with her girlfriend, Amy. But when her father is disgraced professionally her life goes to hell. Her family is loathed and she loses her job at Lockhart, Deckler & Lee when her presence becomes an embarrassment.

Henry & Lenore Rindell. Maia’s parents clearly love their daughter and they’re not afraid to put in a good word to Diane to get her daughter some special treatment. However, Henry (Diane’s friend since college) has been involved in less than scrupulous business activities and he’s arrested by the FBI for running a Ponzi scheme. Diane’s retirement money was in Henry’s investment fund, so when he goes down she’s not left with a lot of options. But Henry maintains his innocence and says that his brother and co-owner is actually the guilty party.

Amy Breslin. Maia’s girlfriend works in the State Attorney’s office and when Henry is arrested she cautions her girlfriend to protect herself, even as her mother begs for her support. But Amy wants to make sure Maia doesn’t suffer any legal repercussions. Her life is impacted in a huge way by the Henry scandal and she’s humiliated when a fake sex tape is put out that supposedly features the girls.

Adrian Boseman. The partner of Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad goes up against Diane as she works what she thinks is her last case, which involves a police beating. When Diane delays her retirement she’s pushed out of Lockhart, Deckler & Lee and she ends up at Boseman’s firm because he’s the only person who will hire her. Diane also manages to convince him to hire Maia.

Barbara Kolstad. She’s one of the name partners of Adrian’s firm and she’s not happy when Adrian offers Diane a job, but Adrian is convinced that Diane can be a huge asset. Barbara’s biggest concern is that Diane is too much of an alpha to be a team player and she’s very cold to her when she starts at the firm, even as Adrian is fairly welcoming. Meanwhile, THE GOOD WIFE’s Julian Cain is also working at the firm as the Managing Partner.

Colin Morello. Colin is Amy’s coworker at the State Attorney’s office and he’s a rising star there, but don’t expect to see his face in the first two episodes.

Eli’s daughter Marisa also appears beginning in the second episode and she convinces Diane to hire her as her assistant at the new firm, at least temporarily. Always a go-getter, Marisa proves herself invaluable by helping gather plaintiffs for a new class action lawsuit that the firm is trying to start.

The first two episodes THE GOOD FIGHT will stream exclusively on CBS All Access beginning tonight (February 19) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The pilot will also air tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

DOUBT Sneak Peek: Legal Troubles and Romantic Entanglements

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The Brennan family is practically a New York institution. When DOUBT begins, Billy Brennan has been sitting in jail for four months after being arrested for the 1991 death of his girlfriend Amy Meyers. Sadie Ellis, meanwhile, is his brilliant attorney, who believes that he’s been wrongfully accused. After all, he’s an altruistic paediatric surgeon who is asking for updates about his patients just moments before his bail hearing. But years ago Billy was a suspect in Amy’s murder and now the D.A. is claiming that he confessed to an old boarding school classmate when they were teenagers and that this man only came forward now. When we first step into the courtroom the A.D.A. is asking that Billie be held in prison due to his family’s extensive resources, but the judge grants him bail.

Sadie works for Isiah Roth, a liberal and legendary lawyer who lands in prison for calling judges “fascist”. Her co-workers include her BBF, Albert Cobb, along with Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon, a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Wirth; and Nick, a former felon who earned his degree while serving time.

Once Billie is out on bail his interest in Sadie is clear, but she tells him it’s not unusual for clients to fall for their lawyers. She’s fighting her own attraction to him at the beginning, but she starts to give in to it more as time goes by, which puts her in an impossible situation. Did Billie kill his old girlfriend? Is he as innocent as he claims or is he playing everyone?

DOUBT premieres on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

DOUBT: Go Behind the Scenes of the Show’s Central Romance With Katherine Heigl

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Sadie Ellis (Katherine Heigl) has a complicated relationship with Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale). When we first meet Sadie in the series premiere of DOUBT, we realize that this brilliant lawyer is engaging in some very questionable relations: she’s falling for her client.

Sadie is representing the brilliant pediatric surgeon Billie in a murder trial involving the death of his girlfriend many years ago. It’s been 24 years since the death of this young woman, but Sadie is convinced that Billie is innocent and she’s doing everything in her power to prove that. Billie comes from a wealthy family and he’s very altruistic with his time and his money, which convinces Sadie that he couldn’t be responsible for this crime.

But is Sadie right? Is Billie actually innocent or is he playing her along with everyone else? That’s one of the central questions of DOUBT, which follows Sadie and her fellow lawyers as they work for Isaiah Roth, a legal lion and “lefty” legend.

DOUBT premieres on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Crossover Sneak Peek: Sweet!

Happy Valentine’s Day! My husband gave me jewelry! My cat gave me flowers! And the folks at NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS are giving me (and you) a great crossover to celebrate the day!

There is something for everyone in tonight’s 2-parter, “Pandora’s Box,” which begins on the flagship show at 8pm and concludes on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10pm.

For music lovers, Grammy Award-Nominated Artist, Maren Morris, performs on “NCIS: New Orleans.” For Trekkers, Levar Burton is helming the 10:00 p.m. show. For scenery lovers, McGee (Sean Murray) and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) travel to the Big Easy to partner with Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team.

The problems begin when Abby (Pauley Perrette) is requested to be a “bad guy” by Homeland Security in a mock mission. When she resists, Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) orders her to assist the DHS, while her involvement in the exercise has Torres, Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Reeves (Duane Henry) pea-green with envy over the assignment.

But, when the homeland security think tank is compromised, and Abby is found in possession of a real bomb, the NCIS team discovers the leader of the group has been murdered. Not only is Abby busted by Metro Police who think she is a terrorist, the situation is complicated further when a theoretical terror playbook is found to have been stolen.

When the book, which lists strategies and responses to terroristic acts, is put up for sale at an auction in Abby’s (and Perrette’s) hometown, New Orleans, during Mardi Gras, McGee and Torres are dispatched to the Crescent City to assist the NOLA team. (Mark those calendars…real-life Mardi Gras is 2 weeks from today.)

Torres slips away from McGee to follow a suspect through the French Quarter festivities and ends up with the suspect’s dead body in his arms and blood on his hands. Only a rescue from Pride can save Torres from local law enforcement.

Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) glams it up to go undercover, bumping heads with Torres who has been benched. There are sparks, but whether they stem from dissent or attraction remains to be seen. (Shout out to the writer, Christopher Silber, for the Harley Quinn reference.)

But the real sparks come from Sebastian’s (Rob Kerkovich) man crush on McGee. In McGee, Sebastian sees hope for what he would like to become. McGee, once the team techie, now rocks as his team’s senior field agent. Lund, who has been floundering to break out of his tech role, is emulating Tim to grow into the field agent that he would like to be.

With potential playbook purchasers dying all over town, former probie, McGee, takes new probie, Sebastian, under his wing and teaches him a few investigation tips. It is a great dynamic, and it is nice to see Murray have the chance to pass along the wisdom that his character has gained over the years.

Sweet like a box of chocolates without the calories, the NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS crossover will put a bow on Valentine’s Day.

NCIS also stars Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen and Jennifer Esposito. Part 1 of “Pandora’s Box” was written by Christopher J. Waild and directed by Alrick Riley. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS also stars Lucas Black, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Shalita Grant and CCH Pounder. “Pandora’s Box, Part II” was written by Christopher Silber and directed by Burton.

Guest stars on tonight’s double scoop include SMALLVILLE’s Cassidy Freeman, Prince Hammond, Donald M. Krause, Elton LeBlanc, Jessy Leros and Joseph McRae.

NCIS airs tonight CBS in the U.S. and Global in Canada at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and concludes with Part II on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

NCIS Sneak Peek: Like Fine Wine…

One of NCIS’s continuing strengths has been its ability to tap top talent without age, gender or racial bias.

From the beginning, the skillful expertise of veterans Mark Harmon and David McCallum lit up the screen in a television landscape that, at that time, still was littered with a glut of second-rate reality shows featuring cardboard cutout 20-somethings with little charisma.

Thankfully, that trend has reversed itself, and the woefully under-talented “reality stars” have gone back to their day jobs in the 14 years that NCIS has been on the air.

Tonight’s episode, “Nonstop,” goes back to that “well of experience” and gathers a cast that is a few miles north of 20-something but has a truckload of talent.

Returning to the canvas as “The Sherlocks,” a group of amateur sleuths of which Ducky (McCallum) was once a member, are Robert Wagner, Jessica Walter and Richard Riehle, in another homage to MURDER: SHE WROTE.

Riehle, at 68, is the baby of the group, and Walter, 76, are both veterans of MURDER: SHE WROTE, while Wagner’s Anthony DiNozzo Sr. has joined The Sherlocks since their NCIS last appearance in 2015.

As they would say in Cabot Cove, “Aaayep, that’s an awful lot of talent you got there.”

Tonight, the murder of a Petty Officer in a small town outside D.C. prompts NCIS to once again work with “The Sherlocks.” The privately funded investigative group not only has Senior as a newer member, but Palmer (Brian Dietzen) has joined the ranks of the clue crew, as well.

Thankfully, NCIS continues to realize that it is not just about the looks (which the cast definitely has), it is about the craft. And nobody does it better. At 14 years, NCIS remains the number one drama on the air.

“Aaayep, that’s an awful lot of talent you got there.”

NCIS also stars Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito and Duane Henry. Guest stars on “Nonstop,” are Nick Jandi, Steven Cox, Kristina Kiebe, Austin Highsmith, Michael Broderick, Hermie Castillo and Russell Nauman. Todd Louiso returns as Sherlock, Lyle Waznicki.

NCIS airs tonight on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and on Global in Canada.

SCORPION Sneak Peek: Trapped at Sea

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Team Scorpion are becoming pirates! In this week’s episode Walter tells Paige about a strange new job they’ve been hired for: a marine salvage company believes it has found a sunken treasure ship in a nearby bay and they want the team to help them use echo-location to map the ocean floor and locate the exact position of the ship.

During the job Walter and Paige’s boat explodes, leaving the pair marooned on a flimsy raft in the middle of the ocean. Once they find a weather buoy Walter taps into the machine’s wifi to send a signal so they can be rescued. But soon sharks become their biggest problem.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCORPION tonight (February 6) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CityTV (Canada).

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peak: Some Fresh Air

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We seem to have revisited a lot of the same territory lately on THE BIG BANG THEORY. Howard and Bernadette’s pregnancy, birthing, and parenting issues? Check! Raj and Stuart as parenting support? Check! Leonard and Penny settling a little too comfortably into their marriage? Check! What THE BIG BANG THEORY needs is some fresh air. And luckily, it’s getting some tonight. Check!

First up, socially clueless Sheldon is geeked to discover MIT has invented a contraption that can help people read other peoples’ emotions and gives it a beta test — it even seems to work. Then Penny has some troubling news: Her brother is coming to town, and Leonard isn’t exactly excited. Meanwhile, Raj wants to step up his social game, by getting some dating advice from his ex-girlfriends. Back to fun episodes? Check!

See the video clips below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (February 2) at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

DOUBT Preview: Jeopardizing Your Career for Love

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DOUBT stars Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique law firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan, a paediatric surgeon. Billy has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend 24 years ago, although he denies his guilt. As she falls deeper in love with Billy, Sadie is forced to hide her growing feelings from her coworkers, including Albert Cobb, who thinks he knows everything about her.

Also working at the firm is Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon, a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Cameron; and Nick, a former felon who earned his degree while serving time. They all consider it a privilege to work for Isaiah Roth, a revered legal lion and “lefty” legend.

DOUBT will premiere on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.