THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Divvying Up the Goodies

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Will Sheldon and Amy’s cohabitation on THE BIG BANG THEORY be permanent? This week’s episode makes it appear so.

A couple of weeks ago, Sheldon and Amy mused about moving out of Penny’s apartment and finding a place of their own. And then after a gene splicing experiment went well, Sheldon tried to seduce Amy into making a baby. This week, we find Sheldon and Leonard divvying up their shared belongings — but not without disagreements.

We’ve also watched Howard and Bernadette approach their pending expectancy during this season, sometimes with excitement, but also with trepidation. Throughout it, Raj has been there to lend his support to Bernadette, who originally was feeling iffy about becoming a mom. This week, Raj has some competition as best supporting friend as Stuart vies for the role during Bernadette’s final weeks of pregnancy. Will this crank up Bernadette’s crankiness?

Much more craziness ensues in America’s favorite geekland comedy. See our preview clip below and watch this new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (December 1) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

CBS Announces Midseason Premiere Dates & Schedule: SURVIVOR, DOUBT and More

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CBS has unveiled its midseason schedule, including premiere dates for new shows (TRAINING DAY and DOUbT) and returning shows (UNDERCOVER BOSS and SURVIVOR).

The Network will begin rolling out its new scripted programming on New Year’s Day with the launch of RANSOM, a crime drama about a world-renowned crisis and hostage negotiator whose team is brought in to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. RANSOM debuts on Sunday, Jan. 1 after a football doubleheader, and moves to its regular Saturday time period (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 7.

CBS will launch two dramas in February, beginning with TRAINING DAY, premiering Thursday, Feb. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) after PURE GENIUS completes its season order. DOUBT will premiere Wednesday, Feb. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following the season finale of CODE BLACK.

As previously announced, the new competition series HUNTED premieres Sunday, Jan. 22, immediately following one of television’s biggest events, the NFL’s AFC Championship game (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT – time is approximate after post-game coverage). The series moves to Wednesdays on Jan. 25 with a special two-hour episode, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, and then air 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT in subsequent weeks.

Also, in the second half of the year:

The eighth season of UNDERCOVER BOSS will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Dec. 28, until the time period premiere of HUNTED on Jan 25.

The next season of SURVIVOR debuts with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, March 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), one week after the conclusion of HUNTED. SURVIVOR moves to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on March 15.

Reality series THE AMAZING RACE returns on Friday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), with a two-hour premiere one week after the season finale of MACGYVER, then moving to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on April 28.

Here’s the full midseason schedule:

Wednesday, Dec. 21
8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT UNDERCOVER BOSS (8th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Dec. 28
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT UNDERCOVER BOSS (Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 1 (Football Doubleheader)
8:30-9:30 p.m. ET/8:00-9:00 p.m. PT RANSOM (Series Premiere)

Saturday, Jan. 7
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT RANSOM (Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 22
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/7:00-8:00 p.m. PT HUNTED (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 25
8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT HUNTED (2-Hour Episode)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT CODE BLACK

Wednesday, Effective Feb. 1
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT HUNTED (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT CODE BLACK

Thursday, Effective Feb. 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT THE GREAT INDOORS
9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT MOM
9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT LIFE IN PIECES
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT TRAINING DAY (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Effective Feb. 15
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT HUNTED
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT DOUBT (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 8
8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT SURVIVOR (2-Hour Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT DOUBT

Wednesday, Effective March 15
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT SURVIVOR (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT DOUBT

Friday, April 21
8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT THE AMAZING RACE (2-Hour Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT BLUE BLOODS

Friday, April 28
8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT THE AMAZING RACE (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT BLUE BLOODS

ELEMENTARY Sneak Peek: Joan’s Sister Makes an Appearance

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A daredevil dies on this week’s ELEMENTARY, but who is the killer?

Sherlock and Joan get pulled into an investigation when a base jumper is shot out of the sky. Sherlock also discovers that there are two killers, not just one — after all, the victim’s parachute was also sabotaged. It seems like overkill, so Sherlock believes that two people may have tried to kill him. A little investigation reveals that the victim and his friends were all adrenaline junkies, which is not something Sherlock approves of. But did one of his fellow daredevils kill the victim?

Meanwhile, Joan’s sister, Lin, stops by for dinner and asks her sister if she’s seen Shinwell lately. Joan hasn’t, but Lin is concerned because she believes that she saw Shinwell with a member of his old gang. Worried that Shinwell might be violating his parole, Joan takes drastic measures to ensure that he won’t be drawn back into a life of crime.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ELEMENTARY tonight (November 20) at a special time of 10:30 p.m. ET / 10:00 p.m. PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global (Canada).

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: The Bert and Hawking Effect

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THE BIG BANG THEORY revives some past issues after stirring up all the funniness of Howard and Bernadette’s pregnancy and Sheldon and Amy’s cohabitation.

A couple of weeks ago, we saw Bert the geologist throw a party, with Penny and Amy as his only guests. Then Sheldon surprised Amy with an impromptu brunch featuring Bert as one of the surprise guests. This week, Bert gets to surprise Sheldon when he wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, throwing Sheldon into a fit of jealousy. Nothing gets Sheldon’s goat like someone else being recognized for being brilliant!

Stephen Hawking has made a few guest appearances on THE BIG BANG THEORY, both live and by voice. This week, the world-renown cosmologist returns once again as himself when Howard runs into an old remote-controlled action figure of Hawking that he once invented. Must be something to this inventing thing for Howard.

And who knows what other nuttiness will surface in this week! Will Raj still be uncomfortable about dating the cleaning lady as he was last week?

See the preview below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (November 17) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Sneak Peek: A Petty Bully

Bullying. Online or in person. A lot is being said about this despicable treatment of others, but the practice still seems to be on the upswing.

The most heinous situation of all is when the bully is in a position of authority.

The act of one person to threaten or torment another, whether physically or mentally, is the behavior of a petty, unstable person and the topic of tonight’s NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.

When Petty Officer Corey Marchand (guest star Kyler Porche) is forced to participate in a very questionable “drownproofing” exercise by his superior officer, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Jolly (guest star Troy Winbush), Jolly pushes Marchand past his limits, and Marchand drowns.

Jolly’s flagrant disregard for others and his aggressively violent temperament results in the death of the young man who is training to become a Navy SEAL, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS must investigate to find out why a person of such abhorrent nature has been put in a position of power and to prove that his reckless behavior has resulted in homicide.

Yes, homicide. Whether the death was intentional or not, Jolly’s reckless disregard should rule out that Marchand’s death was an accident.

There is a key piece of evidence in the case. Marchand’s roommate and best friend, Petty Officer Carl Hollister (guest star Donald Watkins) followed Jolly as he forced Marchand to return to the training area and pushed him into the exercise that resulted in his death.

Hollister risks divulging Jolly’s actions, despite peril to his own life…a “see something, say something” situation that could be as deadly for him as it was for his friend, especially since someone is covering up the reason for Marchand’s death.

With the perpetrator and others lying about the incident, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS not only has to investigate the events, the team also must determine how high up the food chain the bullying is condoned.

As part of her experience with NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Loretta hears of such questionable behavior, so when her son, Danny (guest star Christopher Meyer), considers foregoing college to enlist in the Navy, Dr. Wade is understandably concerned.

How will Pride (Scott Bakula) weigh in on Danny’s decision and how high does the cover up go? Does Steven Weber’s return to the show as Mayor Douglas Hamilton signal how high the scandal could reach?

“One Good Man” was written by Gwendolyn M. Parker and directed by Robert Greenlea.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS airs tonight (November 15) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

NCIS Sneak Peek: Senior Class

There is a saying, nautical in nature, that “You can tell what kind of person he is by the cut of his jib.” A jib is a sail on the forward part of a sailing ship which has a great effect in determining the course of the voyage.

Tonight, in a powerful episode, two men with definite jib cuts affect NCIS, and one of those shines a light on the current political climate.

The first is Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (returning guest star, the ever-dashing Robert Wagner). Now that Tony Jr. and his daughter have relocated to Paris, Senior is in charge of renting Tony’s apartment and is hoping that the NCIS “family” members can join together to sublet the home.

Abby (Pauley Perrette), McGee (Sean Murray) and Bishop (Emily Wickersham) meet Senior to discuss renting the apartment, and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) also is in need of a place to live.

Could Senior’s plans to create a “roommate situation” bring new team members closer together? His love for his NCIS family remains, despite his son’s absence, is a sign of true class. His efforts, if successful, could affect the course of the team’s ability to work together more effectively in its new dynamic.

Another man’s family situation will have an effect on the team, as well. Victor Medina (guest star Johnny Rey Diaz) witnesses a murder but disappears after calling 911.

Medina is a Marine who served despite being in the country illegally.

ICE wants to deport Medina, and the team wonders why he never applied for citizenship. As the agents struggle to understand how a country would deport someone who signed up to protect it, Torres is most affected as he explains that he and his family are representative of the issues that face immigrants on a daily basis.

The plight that faces immigrants and what rights, if any, and whether their status, hopes and contributions will be recognized by their new country is a dilemma for many in the divisive climate in many countries today.

The “cut” of Medina’s “jib” shows that there is more to people than judging them by their origin, religion or appearance. A person’s background and merits are individual, not something that can be judged or adjudicated en masse.

Valderrama tweets that “this episode is very important to me, as it talks about a subject matter we all need to be aware of…”

“Home of the Brave” was written by Gina Lucita Monreal and directed by Alrick Riley.

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

SCORPION Sneak Peek: Meeting the In-Laws

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Sylvester’s marriage to Megan didn’t last long thanks to her untimely death on SCORPION, but his love for her has lived on. And as the one-year anniversary of her death approaches, Sly, Walter and the rest of Team Scorpion travel to Ireland to celebrate Megan’s “pattern day”.

Sly has been studying the names of the various O’Brien family members and wants to impress his in-laws. Toby thinks that Sly is nervous and Walter doesn’t help by telling his friend that he probably won’t be accepted by the O’Brien’s. Paige tries to encourage Walter to be more forgiving towards his parents, but Walter isn’t interested.

Meanwhile, while in Ireland, Walter discovers that a nearby lake’s natural disaster has created a poisonous cloud that could kill everyone in the village. Also, Cabe and Toby try to alleviate the tension between Tim and Walter by making them friends.

A new episode of SCORPION airs tonight (November 14) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CityTV (Canada).

NCIS: LOS ANGELES Sneak Peek: Wunderkind

Neil deGrasse Tyson. Elon Musk. Steve Wozniak. Michio Kaku. Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Paul Allen. Nadia Volonev…wait, Nadia Volonev?

Yes, Nadia Volonev.

Like the others who knew at an early age that a groundbreaking vision could propel the world into new frontiers, tonight on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the fictional Nadia Volonev (guest star Shree Crooks) is a 12-year-old with that same brilliance who is smart enough to give Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) some leads on a case that go beyond the extraordinary.

Shy and misunderstood, Nadia has early academic acceptance (but not social acceptance) at the prestigious Cal Tech University. Nadia takes the NCIS: LA team to possibilities that, at the very least, are “out-of-the-box.”

A secret that Nadia is keeping puts her life in danger. The team developing an electromagnetic weapon for the Navy is attacked, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES discovers a connection to international warfare. Despite efforts to keep her safe, Nadia is kidnapped.

Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) tails the teen, and Olsen gets a chance to show that his real-life brother, David, Eric’s stunt double, is not the only Olsen with bicycle skills.

Meanwhile, Kensi (Daniela Ruah) continues her struggle with learning how to walk and gets a first-hand view of the traumatic consequences of spinal cord injuries and witnesses the bravery of those victims (and the ones they love) as they try to recover from the life-altering ordeal.

Guest stars on tonight’s episode, “Parallel Resistors,” are Jasmine Kaur, Kandis Fay, Markus Flanagan, Hank Chen, Kurt Yaeger. Alice Amter, Tristen MacDonald, Victor Onuigbo, Jason Karasev, Eddie Liu, Matthew Grant Godbey and Hannah Tamminen.

“Parallel Resistors” was written by Joe Sachs and directed by Eric Laneuville.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT after 60 MINUTES on CBS and on Global TV in Canada. Set your DVR in case of football overtime earlier in the day.

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Sheldon and Amy’s Little Caper

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Looks like maybe Sheldon and Amy’s relationship is about to move even further forward on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Last week, Amy lied to Sheldon about her water-damaged apartment being repaired and ready to move back into, because she didn’t want to stop living with him. At first he was put off by the lie, but then he realized he liked living with her, too, and they even fantasized about moving out of Penny’s apartment and finding some place of their own. This week, the two science nerds try an experiment combining their genes and when it’s successful, Sheldon moves into warp drive to convince Amy to procreate with him.

Raj has been more in the background recently, helping Howard and Bernadette deal with their pending expectancy, but this week he has to try to explain the  woman he’s dating and what she does for a living.

See the preview below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (November 10) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

THE BIG BANG THEORY Sneak Peek: Something Old Feels Like Something New

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Something old feels like something new this week on THE BIG BANG THEORY. We’ve been focused on the Wolowitz pregnancy the past couple of weeks but this week we return to “Fun with Flags,” with Sheldon and Amy hosting an episode “on location.” New look, new feel, right?

Last week Howard felt the baby kick in the womb, which sent him scurrying to the baby store to buy furniture and toys for the new baby’s room — without Bernadette. Penny attended the Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard, where fandom was as strange as you can imagine. And Sheldon threw a surprise brunch for Amy, inviting an eclectic group of visitors as a trial get-together that didn’t thrill invitee Stuart, who felt unappreciated as a test friend.

This week, in addition to the return of “Fun with Flags,” Amy has problems giving up her living arrangements with Sheldon, so she lies about the progress made in repairs to her damaged apartment. At the same time, Penny hasn’t been telling Leonard about secretly moving his collectibles into storage — not that he’s noticed. Word leaks out to the guys and despite the ladies doing their best to keep mum the word, there will be an accounting.

See the preview below and watch THE BIG BANG THEORY tonight (November 3) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).