The Big Bang Theory book coming soon March 29, 2022
A definitive, behind-the-scenes book about The Big Bang Theory is set to be published in October. The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series is based on interviews with the entire cast, along with the creators, producers and executives behind the most popular sitcom of the last decade.
Written by Jessica Radloff, a Glamour writer who covered the show during its time on air and even had a cameo appearance in the series finale, the book is set to be released this fall to mark fifteen years since The Big Bang Theory premiered.
THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE DEFINITIVE, INSIDE STORY OF THE EPIC HIT SERIES is a riveting, entertaining look at the sitcom sensation, with the blessing and participation of co-creator Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, executive producer Steve Molaro and Steve Holland, as well as Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, and more. Glamour senior editor Jessica Radloff, who has written over 150 articles on the series (and even had a cameo in the finale!), gives readers an all-access pass to its intrepid producing and writing team and beloved cast. It’s a story of on-and-off screen romance told in hilarious and emotional detail, of casting choices that nearly changed everything (which even some of the actors didn’t know until now), of cast members bravely powering through personal tragedies, and when it came time to announce the 12th season would be its last, the complicated reasons why it was more difficult than anyone ever led on. Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the sitcom’s major players, Radloff dives into all this and much more. The book is the ultimate celebration of this once-in-a-generation show and a must-have for all fans.
For more information about the writing of the book, check out Jessica Radloff's latest article for Glamour.
Simon Helberg to reprise role on Young Sheldon November 12, 2021
Simon Helberg will be reprising his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sound booth on Young Sheldon, reuniting with Jim Parsons who narrates the show as Adult Sheldon.
Helberg will lend his voice to the November 18 episode of Young Sheldon, An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel, which will reveal the origin of Sheldon's long-held feelings of contempt for the field of engineering.
Previously, The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik reprised her role as Amy Farrah Fowler in a fourth season narration, and Kaley Cuoco had an uncredited cameo as the voice of a swimming pool that was haunting Sheldon's dreams.
The Big Bang Theory is now available to stream in its entirety for the first time in the United States. The show is now part of HBO Max, the new streaming service from WarnerMedia, which launched today.
Alongside all twelve seasons of The Big Bang Theory, HBO Max is also the exclusive streaming home of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The O.C., and Pretty Little Liars.
HBO Max brings together movies and TV shows from across the WarnerMedia library, including titles from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, TBS, CNN and truTV. As the name suggests, HBO Max also features the HBO service including premium shows such as Westworld, Big Little Lies, Succession, and Game of Thrones.
The motion picture library will include 700 blockbuster films from the HBO service within its first year, including Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is Born, Aquaman, and Joker. HBO Max also features movies from WarnerMedia's library spanning over 100 years of the most iconic films, including Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Lego movies, and every DC film from the past decade.
The Flight Attendant, starring and executive produced by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, is one of the platform's most anticipated original shows. The series from Berlanti Productions is based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian. HBO Max will also be releasing a Friends unscripted cast reunion special at a later date.
Update - May 29: HBO Max will also become the exclusive streaming home of Young Sheldon, which like The Big Bang Theory, had not been licensed to a streaming service.
HBO Max launch date announced April 21, 2020
The launch date for HBO Max, which will be the U.S. streaming home of The Big Bang Theory, has been announced as Wednesday, May 27.
From launch, all 279 episodes of The Big Bang Theory's twelve-season run will be available to stream for the first time in the United States. HBO Max will also be the exclusive streaming home of Friends, which left Netflix this year. Other shows available at launch include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The O.C., and Pretty Little Liars.
HBO Max will bring together motion pictures and television series from across the WarnerMedia library, including titles from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, TBS, and truTV. As the name suggests, HBO Max will be bundled with the HBO service including premium shows like Westworld, Big Little Lies, Succession, and Game of Thrones.
The motion picture library will include 700 blockbuster films from the HBO service within the first year, including Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is Born, Aquaman, and Joker. HBO Max will also feature movies from WarnerMedia's library, spanning over 100 years of the most iconic films, including Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings, the Lego movies, and every DC film from the past decade.
A Max Original drama series, The Flight Attendant, starring and executive produced by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco will premiere on the service later this year. The series, which is from Berlanti Productions, is based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian. HBO Max will also be releasing a highly-anticipated Friends unscripted cast reunion special at a later date.
The line-up of Max Original content available at launch includes Craftopia, Legendary, Love Life, new Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, and On the Record.
The service will be priced at $14.99 a month, the same price as the current HBO Now service.
The Big Bang Theory: Season 12, Complete Series Box-sets November 12, 2019
The two-disc box-sets include all twenty-four episodes of the show's twelfth and final season, along with new and exclusive bonus features. The Blu-ray edition also includes a digital copy of the episodes.
Those special features are "The Last Days of The Big Bang Theory", "The Big Bang Theory's Impact", "The Sweet Spot", "The Big Bang Theory Cast Visits Ellen", "The Big Bang Theory: 2018 Comic-Con Panel", and a Gag Reel.
The CBS special "Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell Special", which aired the night of the show's finale, is also included.
Along with all the bonus features from the individual season releases, the box-set also includes an additional disc with three exclusive featurettes. The limited edition Blu-ray also comes with a pop-up book and a digital copy of all the episodes.
The never-before-seen featurettes are "The Big Bang Theory: A Retrospective", "BBT's Greatest Hits: 12 Years of Comedy in 24 Minutes", and "All The Stars in the BBT Universe".
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 DVD and Blu-ray box-sets were released Monday, November 11. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series DVD and Blu-ray box-sets were also be released that day.
In Australia, The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 DVD and Blu-ray will be released on Wednesday, November 13. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series DVD and Blu-ray box-sets will also be released that day.
Mayim Bialik to star in new sitcom, reuniting with Jim Parsons September 20, 2019
Mayim Bialik is set to star in a new multi-camera sitcom, "Carla", which she will executive-produce alongside her former The Big Bang Theory co-star Jim Parsons.
The show is based on the British comedy series "Miranda", which ran from 2009 to 2015 on the BBC and starred comedian Miranda Hart and Lucifer's Tom Ellis.
Bialik will star as Carla, a 39-year-old woman who struggles against society and her mother's expectations to prove you cannot have everything you want and still be happy. Which is why she takes the money her parents set aside for her wedding and opens a cat cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.
Fox has ordered the show, which comes from The Big Bang Theory studio Warner Bros., to series for the 2020/21 season.
HBO Max lands The Big Bang Theory streaming rights September 17, 2019
HBO Max, an upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, has landed the exclusive streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory in the United States.
When the service launches in the spring of next year, all 279 episodes of The Big Bang Theory will be available to stream for the first time in the United States.
"Few shows define a generation and capture mainstream zeitgeist like The Big Bang Theory,” said Robert Greenblatt, WarnerMedia chairman. "We're thrilled that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy juggernaut when we launch in the spring of 2020. This show has been a hit virtually around the globe, it’s one of the biggest shows on broadcast television of the last decade, and the fact that we get to bring it to a streaming platform for the first time in the U.S. is a coup for our new offering."
The Big Bang Theory's entry into the domestic streaming market comes as competition heats up for popular library shows such as Friends, The Office and Seinfeld.
HBO Max is set to take ownership of Friends, which was also produced by Warner Bros., away from Netflix, while NBCUniversal owner Comcast is taking The Office for its own upcoming ad-supported service. Facing the loss of two of its top shows, Netflix shored up its library this week by acquiring the worldwide rights to Seinfeld.
The five-year deal with HBO Max also saw an extension of The Big Bang Theory's cable syndication run on TBS, another WarnerMedia property, through 2028. The Big Bang Theory has helped TBS rank as one of the top 5 cable outlets since the show debuted on the network in 2011.
"It's not every day you get to extend the run of a cultural phenomenon that reaches nearly 35 million viewers on TBS alone every month," said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer at HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT and truTV. "Through HBO Max and TBS, fans will have access to this beloved comedy for generations to come."
The Big Bang Theory ended its twelve-season run on CBS this year as the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in U.S. TV history, and the most-watched entertainment show of the 2018/19 season.
The Big Bang Theory's co-creator Chuck Lorre added, "I am forever grateful to have been part of something as extraordinary as The Big Bang Theory. All of us — Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland and the amazing writing staff, cast and crew — recognize that 12 seasons of laughter is a gift to be cherished. And now we are extremely excited that TBBT will be joining the HBO Max lineup and be available to both existing and future fans of the show. Laughter has legs!"
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Result September 16, 2019
Our tournament to find the fans' favorite episode from The Big Bang Theory's twelve-season run has now closed.
In "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis", Penny starts dating a handsome colleague of Leonard's, while Raj and Howard help Sheldon find a suitable Christmas gift for Penny. In a memorable scene from the episode, Sheldon hugs Penny after she gives him a napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Final Round September 10, 2019
We are running an episode tournament to find fans' favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory. The third round has just closed and the two winning episodes have made it through to the final round.
In the last round, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency beat the series finale, The Stockholm Syndrome, with 57.3% of the vote, while The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis was the clear winner against The Bow Tie Asymmetry with 71.3% of votes.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 3 September 2, 2019
We are running an episode tournament to find fans' favorite episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The second knock-out round has now closed and the four winning episodes have made it through to the semi-finals.
In the second round, "The Stockholm Syndrome" won against "The Scavenger Vortex" with 60.5% of the vote, "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" defeated "The Opening Night Excitation" with 61.7% of votes, "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency" decisively beat "The Long Distance Dissonance" with a 73.8% share, and "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" was the winner against "the Change Constant" with 63.8% of the vote.
The first match of the semi-finals between "The Stockholm Syndrome" and "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency" is open now. The next match between "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" and "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" opens Friday, September 6. Remember to check back on Tuesday, September 10 to see which episodes made it to the final.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 2 August 21, 2019
We are running an episode tournament to find fans' favorite episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The first knock-out round has now closed and the eight winning episodes have progressed to the second round.
In the previous round, The Stockholm Syndrome was the winner against The Prom Equivalency with 75% of the vote, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis defeated The Panty Pinata Polarization with 72% of votes, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency won against The Locomotive Manipulation with with 71%, and The Bow Tie Asymmetry beat The 43 Peculiarity with 63% of the vote.
The Scavenger Vortex was the winner against The Lunar Excitation with 60% of the vote, The Opening Night Excitation easily defeated The Proposal Proposal with 78% of votes, The Long Distance Dissonance won against The Recombination Hypothesis with a 63% share, and The Change Constant narrowly beat The Earworm Reverberation with 51% of the vote.
In the second knock-out round, the eight winning episodes now go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Stockholm Syndrome vs. The Scavenger Vortex, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Opening Night Excitation, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Long Distance Dissonance, and The Bow Tie Asymmetry vs. The Change Constant.
Each match will run for three days and the first match is now open for voting.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 1 August 5, 2019
We are running an episode tournament to find fans' favorite episodes from the twelve-season run of The Big Bang Theory. The nominations round has just closed and the sixteen most popular episodes have made it through to the first knock-out round.
The sixteen episodes will go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Stockholm Syndrome vs. The Prom Equivalency, The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Panty Pinata Polarization, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Locomotive Manipulation, The Bow Tie Asymmetry vs. The 43 Peculiarity, The Scavenger Vortex vs. The Lunar Excitation, The Opening Night Excitation vs. The Proposal Proposal, The Long Distance Dissonance vs. The Recombination Hypothesis, and The Earworm Reverberation vs. The Change Constant.
The first match is open for voting now. Each match lasts for two days so remember to check back every other day to vote in the latest match.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament July 22, 2019
We are running an episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episodes from the entire twelve-season run of The Big Bang Theory.
The nominations round is open now. You can vote for up to sixteen of your favorite episodes of the show to go through to the knock-out rounds.
The nominations round will close Monday, August 5, when the sixteen most popular episodes will advance to the knock-outs.
The Big Bang Theory finale earns three Emmy nominations July 17, 2019
The Big Bang Theory has been nominated for three Emmy awards for its series finale, "The Stockholm Syndrome", it was announced yesterday. The Big Bang Theory and its stars were absent from the comedy and acting categories.
Mark Cendrowski, who directed 244 of the show's 279 episodes, was nominated in the "Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series" category for his work on the finale. The other nominees are Alec Berg (Barry: The Audition), Bill Hader (Barry: ronny/lily), Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag: Episode 1), Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: All Alone), and Daniel Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: We're Going to the Catskills!).
Peter Chakos, who was editor of The Big Bang Theory through its twelve-season run, was nominated in the "Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series" category. The other contenders are Brian Schnuckel (The Conners: Keep on Truckin'), Joe Bella (Mom: Big Floor Pillows And a Ball of Fire), Pat Barnett (One Day at a Time: The Funeral), and Peter Beyt (Will & Grace: Family, Trip).
The Big Bang Theory's technical crew (John D. O'Brien, John Pierre Dechene, Richard G. Price, James L. Hitchcock, Brian Wayne Armstrong and John E. Goforth) were also nominated in the "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series" category. The other shows nominated are CONAN, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Saturday Night Live, and The Voice.
Season 12 Episode Tournament: Result June 26, 2019
Voting has now closed in our episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episode from the final season of The Big Bang Theory.
In "The Stockholm Syndrome", the group traveled to the Swedish capital to see Sheldon and Amy awarded with the Nobel prize. After Sheldon upset his friends before the ceremony, he learned an important lesson about the people in his life who got him to that point.
Thank you to everybody who voted in the tournament. Look out for the ultimate The Big Bang Theory episode tournament, covering the show's entire twelve-season run, next month.