The eighth season of The Big Bang Theory is coming to DVD and Blu-ray this September. Enjoy all twenty-four episodes of the latest season again with bonus features including four behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, and footage from The Big Bang Theory's 2014 Comic-Con panel.
Release date: Tuesday, September 15
Pre-order The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 DVD from Amazon.com
Warner Home Video has issued the press release for the upcoming The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 DVD and Blu-ray releases. The box-sets will be released in the United States and Canada on Tuesday, September 15, and on Monday, September 14 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray releases will include all twenty-four episodes from The Big Bang Theory's eighth season. The bonus features include four featurettes, a gag reel, and footage from the 2014 The Big Bang Theory panel at Comic-Con. The featurettes are: Shooting Stars: BBT on BBT, Constellation Prize, It's A Quark .. It's an Atom ... It's the #BBTSuperfans, and Here's To You, Carol Ann Susi.
Happy Birthday, Melissa June 23, 2015
Happy birthday to The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch, who turns 34 today.
CBS announces premiere date for Season 9 June 9, 2015
CBS became the first network to announce their 2015 fall premiere dates today, announcing that The Big Bang Theory will return for its ninth season on Monday, September 21 at 8/7c. For the first time since the sixth season premiere in 2012, the show will return with a half-hour premiere rather than a double bill of episodes.
With Thursday Night Football comandeering the Thursday night line-up, The Big Bang Theory will temporarily air on Mondays at 8/7c again this season. The show is set to move back to Thursday nights on November 5, a week later than last year. Airing out of The Big Bang Theory at 8:30 on Mondays and following it back to Thursday nights is the new sitcom Life in Pieces. When the Thursday night comedy block returns, Chuck Lorre's Mom will air at 9/8c before new sitcom Angel from Hell.
CBS's much anticipated sci-fi series Supergirl will premire on Monday, October 26 following a new episode of The Big Bang Theory. The superhero series will take the Mondays 8/7c slot when The Big Bang Theory returns to Thursday.
The Big Bang Theory and its stars Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco have been nominated at this year's Teen Choice Awards. This is the sixth consecutive year the show and its stars have been nominated in their respective categories.
The Big Bang Theory is nominated in the "Choice TV Show: Comedy" category along with Austin & Ally, Awkward, Girl Meets World, New Girl, and Young & Hungry. The Big Bang Theory won the award last year for the first time.
Jim Parsons is up for the "Choice TV Actor: Comedy" award. The other contenders are Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Chris Colfer (Glee), Jaime Camill (Jane The Virgin), and Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally). Jim Parsons won the award in 2013 for the first time.
Kaley Cuoco is nominated in the "Choice TV Actor: Comedy" category. The other nominees are Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie), Emily Osment (Young & Hungry), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Lea Michele (Glee), and Zendaya (KC Undercover).
The Teen Choice Awards 2015 will air Sunday, August 16 live on FOX.
Season 8 Episode Tournament: Final Round June 7, 2015
We are running a Big Bang Theory: Episode Tournament to find the fans' favorite episode from the latest season of the show. The semi-final round has just closed and the two winning episodes have made it through to the final round. Cast your votes in the final now.
In the previous round, The Prom Equivalency beat The Commitment Determinationw ith 56.1% of the vote. The Maternal Combustion defeated The Intimacy Acceleration with 55%. The final round of voting is open now and will close Thursday, June 11.
Vote now in The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 Episode Tournament
Lego announces The Big Bang Theory Lego set June 3, 2015
LEGO has announced the upcoming The Big Bang Theory Lego set. The set will feature 479 pieces to build Leonard and Sheldon's living room, complete with seven minifigures of The Big Bang Theory cast.
The proposal for a TBBT Lego set was originally submitted to the Lego Ideas site by fans Alatariel and GlenBricker. When the proposal reached the 10,000 supporters, it qualified for review by the Lego Review Board. The company confirmed in 2014 that the TBBT Lego project would be released.
According to Lego, the set will be released August 1 with a recommended retail price of 59.99 USD / 59.99 EUR.
Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 36) June 1, 2015
Every week on our Big Bang Theory forums, Rick K. collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including the ratings for the now completed eighth season and the show's ratings in syndication. Visit our forum to read the complete roundup for the thirty-sixth week of the season. This is the final roundup of the season.
This week's roundup features the weekly rankings for the May 21 rerun, the syndication ratings for Week 34, and the ratings for last week's rerun.
Season 8 Episode Tournament: Round 2 May 30, 2015
We are running a Big Bang Theory: Episode Tournament to find the fans' favorite episode from the latest season of the show. The first knock-out round just closed and four episodes have made it through to the semi-finals. Cast your votes in the latest round now.
In the previous round, The Prom Equivalency beat The Focus Attenuation with 70% of the votes - the widest margin of the round. The Maternal Combustion, which featured guest stars Laurie Metcalf and Christine Baranski, won against The Clean Room Infiltration with 65% of the votes. With 60% of the vote, the eighth season finale, The Commitment Determination, was the winner against The Misinterpretation Agitation. Finally, in the closest match of the round, The Intimacy Acceleration defeated The Comic Book Store Regeneration with 55% of the votes.
The four episodes now go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Prom Equivalency vs. The Commitment Determination, and The Maternal Combustion vs. The Intimacy Acceleration. The first match is open now and the second will begin on Wednesday.
Vote now in The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 Episode Tournament
The Big Bang Theory's stars, executive producers, crew, studio and network have teamed up to create a STEM scholarship at UCLA named after the show. More than four million dollars has been raised by The Big Bang Theory, the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and figures in the entertainment industry to support twenty scholars beginning this fall. The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment will support undergraduate students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in need of financial aid at UCLA.
The inaugural group of scholars will be announced in fall 2015 on the set of The Big Bang Theory. Joining the scholars will be the show's stars, producers, representatives from UCLA and select benefactors. The Big Bang Theory has links to UCLA with star Mayim Bialik having obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the university, while the show's science consultant, David Zaltzberg, Ph.D., a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA.
The Big Bang Theory co-creator Chuck Lorre said: "We have all been given a gift with The Big Bang Theory, a show that's not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community - this is our opportunity to give back. In that spirit, our Big Bang family has made a meaningful contribution, and together, we'll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists and leaders".
"At UCLA, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for students from all economic backgrounds," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. "UCLA attracts the very best students from around the world, and admission is very competitive. We are grateful for The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment, whose contributors agree with us that economic standing should not hinder a deserving student's shot at a degree from a university of UCLA's caliber."
Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 35) May 26, 2015
Each week on our Big Bang Theory forums, Rick K. collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including the ratings for the now completed eighth season and the show's ratings in syndication. Visit our forum to read the complete roundup for the thirty-fifth week of the season.
This week's roundup features the Live+7 ratings for the season finale, "The Commitment Determination", the weekly rankings for the May 14 reruns, the syndication ratings for Week 33, the ratings for last week's rerun, and an initial look at the end of season ratings.
Season 8 Episode Tournament: Round 1 May 22, 2015
We are running an episode tournament to find people's favorite episode from the latest season of The Big Bang Theory. The nominations round has now closed and the eight most popular episodes have progressed through to the first knock-out round.
The eight episodes now go head-to-head in the following four pairs: The Prom Equivalency vs. The Focus Attenuation, The Maternal Combustion vs. The Clean Room Infiltration, The Commitment Determination vs. The Misinterpretation Agitation, and The Intimacy Acceleration vs. The Comic Book Store Regeneration. Each match lasts for two days and the first match is open for voting now. Remember to check back every other day to vote in the next match.
The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 DVD May 22, 2015
Now that The Big Bang Theory's eighth season has wrapped, Amazon is taking pre-orders for the upcoming Season 8 DVD and Blu-ray boxsets. There is limited information about the DVDs right now, but Amazon is listing the release date in the U.S. and Canada as Tuesday, September 15.
Amazon's pre-order price guarantee means if the price drops at any point between the time you order and the release date, you will always pay the lowest price. So pre-ordering now is a good way to make sure you benefit from any price drops before the release.
No information has surfaced yet for releases in Australia and New Zealand.
Season 8 Episode Tournament May 18, 2015
We are running an episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episode from the latest season of The Big Bang Theory. The nominations round is now open and you can nominate your eight favorite episodes to go through to the knock-out rounds.
The eight most popular episodes from the nominations round will go through to the first knock-out round. The nominations round is open until Friday, May 22, so be sure to check back then to vote in the first of the knock-out battles.
Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 34) May 18, 2015
Every week on our Big Bang Theory forums, Rick K. collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including the ratings for Season 8 and the show's ratings in syndication. Visit our forum to read the complete roundup for the thirty-fourth week of the season.
This week's roundup includes the Live+7 ratings for the week "The Graduation Transmission" aired, the weekly rankings for the week in which "The Maternal Combustion" aired, and the ratings for last Thursday's three TBBT reruns on CBS.
CBS announces fall line-up May 13, 2015
CBS announced its fall schedule today at its Upfront presentation in New York City. The Big Bang Theory will again start its season on Monday nights before moving back to Thursdays when CBS's run of Thursday Night Football matches is complete.
CBS will be airing NFL Thursday Night Football on Thursday nights from September 17 until November, when CBS's Thursday night comedy block will return.
The Big Bang Theory will air Monday nights at 8/7c from its ninth season premiere through to November. The show will be followed at 8:30/7:30c by new sitcom Life In Pieces. Both of those shows then move to the same time periods on Thursday in November. The comedy line-up on Thursday continues with Chuck Lorre's Mom at 9/8c and new sitcom Angel From Hell at 9:30/8:30c.