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  1. Audiences Unlimited is starting to post August taping dates for shows like "Mom" and "Man With A Plan" is breaking my heart a little. It's sad not to see TBBT dates out there.
  2. Happy 64th Birthday to Laurie Metcalf
  3. From The Hollywood Reporter Hollywood Flashback: Stephen Hawking Guest-Starred on 'Big Bang Theory' in 2012 The famed physicist was often in voiceovers, in seven episodes, for the CBS comedy, with his most substantial appearance in the Season five episode, "The Hawking Excitation," as creator Chuck Lorre reveals how Hawking prepared for his role. <snip> In many ways, the most natural TV fit for Hawking was with CBS' The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom with physics nerds at its center. He was part of the plot, often in voiceovers, in seven episodes. His most substantial appearance was on a 2012 show called "The Hawking Excitation." The story has him coming to Pasadena to lecture at Caltech. Jim Parsons' character, Sheldon, who modestly believes Hawking is "perhaps my only intellectual equal," jumps through hoops to meet the physicist and gets him to read the thesis that "came to me one morning in the shower" on the Higgs boson particle. "You clearly have a brilliant mind," Hawking declares before delivering the bad news: "Too bad it's wrong. You made an arithmetic mistake on page two. It was quite a boner." When Sheldon collapses, Hawking says, "Great, another fainter." Says Big Bang creator Chuck Lorre: "All of professor Hawking's dialogue was preprogrammed and triggered through a voice synthesizer. When we offered to do that, we were told he preferred to program and trigger his lines by himself. He wanted to 'act.' "
  4. From Variety Simon Helberg Upgrades to Celeb-Pedigreed Pad in Los Feliz (EXCLUSIVE) Simon Helberg has marked the end of his long, lucrative run as one of the high-paid co-stars of the spectacularly popular megahit sitcom “Big Bang Theory” with the just shy of $6.9 million acquisition of a conscientiously restored and updated, early 1930s Spanish Colonial residence in one of the more coveted neighborhoods in L.A.’s Los Feliz area. Privately positioned well above the pin-drop quiet cul-de-sac and obscured in a tangled variety of trees and shrubbery on more than half of an acre, the just over 4,000 square foot two-story residence sits atop a two-car garage and offers five bedrooms, one of them a main floor staff suite, and a total of 5.5 bathrooms, some with arresting, design-forward tile treatments. A poolside guesthouse with bathroom adds flexible living and entertaining space. <full article & slideshow in the link>
  5. From The Hollywood Reporter Emmys: Why Voters Should Give 'Veep,' 'Big Bang Theory' and Other Ending Series One Final Look As the Emmy drama field wilted under pressure from the dragon-led behemoth that was the final season of Game of Thrones, the TV Academy could fill the comedy categories with excellence three or four times over. Another exceptional class of freshman half-hours — think Russian Doll, Ramy, The Kominsky Methodor Kidding — is sure to attract attention from those lovers of the shiny and new, but here's hoping voters remember the myriad departing comedies eligible for the last time. <snip> And what of CBS' The Big Bang Theory? This departing sensation has always portrayed itself as an audience favorite and awards afterthought even though it has been a frequent series nominee and Jim Parsons was, for a while, nearly as much an Emmy inevitability as Louis-Dreyfus. Might an emotional and generally well-received finale yield directing and writing nominations? Or will Emmy voters look to smaller favorites and decide that when it comes to awards accolades for The Big Bang Theory, as Don Draper put it, that's what the money's for? <full article in the link>
  6. From Gold Derby's You Tube Channel... 'The Big Bang Theory' director Mark Cendrowski, writer Steve Holland chat with Gold Derby's Zach Laws about delivering an 'emotional' series finale.
  7. From TV Line Emmys 2019: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees! JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY WHY HE DESERVES A NOD: He stuck the landing, that’s why. In the CBS sitcom’s 12th and final season, Parsons not only made Sheldon Cooper the insufferable, infuriating, idiosyncratic brainiac that we’d long known and loved, he opened the heart of his emotionally obtuse alter ego wider than ever before. And, as the Nobel Prize winner expressed his affection for his friends with a genuineness that felt at once unprecedented and entirely in character, another victory for his portrayer seemed ever more assured. <slideshow in the link>
  8. They're filming it this summer in LA and NYC with the Broadway cast, for Netflix.
  9. From Playbill (slideshow in the link) Go Inside DKC/O&M’s Exclusive Tony Awards After Party at the Carlyle Broadway public relations firm DKC/O&M held its traditional Tony Awards post-show celebration after the 73rd annual ceremony June 9. Following the show, the stars converged at the Carlyle Hotel for the Broadway bash, celebrating the 2018–2019 season on the Great White Way.
  10. From Deadline Hollywood ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sets Added To Warner Bros. Studio Tour Fans of The Big Bang Theory can soon relive their favorite moments from the groundbreaking hit comedy series as part of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Some of the original sets from the show, including apartments 4A and 4B, the infamous elevator and the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria, will be added to the Studio Tour beginning June 28 at Stage 48: Script to Screen. Guests will be transported to Pasadena, California where the show, which wrapped its 12-season run in May, was set. Photo ops will be available including the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous elevator. Fans also can peer into the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria where Leonard, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) often discussed the complexities of life and their relationships, in addition to comic book super powers. The Cafeteria set will also feature original costumes and from the larger cast including Penny, Amy and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). “For twelve seasons and 279 episodes, the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theoryfound their home away from home on these sets on Stage 25,” says Chuck Lorre, co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, “We’re thrilled that Apartment 4A and other Big Bang locales will remind visitors of all the laughter that took place on our show.”
  11. From Variety 2018-2019 TV Season Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Masked Singer’ in Three-Way Tie The final Live+7 numbers for the 2018-2019 TV season are in. Discounting any football content, which once again dwarfed all other programming on TV, there was a three-way tie for the biggest series of the year in the key 18-49 demographic. One of those shows is “The Big Bang Theory,” which ended it 12-season run and was boosted by a massive ratings push in the last two or three episodes, another is “This Is Us,” whose third season consistently topped the ratings charts throughout the year, and finally the third series is “The Masked Singer.” The music competition series on Fox came out of nowhere and ended level with its scripted rivals on an average Live+7 rating of 3.8. “This Is Us” was the largest grower of the three, gaining an average of 90% in delayed per episode as opposed to 65% for “Big Bang” and 46% for “Masked Singer.” In terms of total viewership, “The Big Bang Theory” comfortably came out on top with just over 18 million total viewers per episode on Live+7, followed by its CBS counterpart “NCIS” with 15.9 milliton total viewers and its spinoff series “Young Sheldon” with 14.7 million total viewers. <ratings charts in the link>
  12. Emmy nomination ballot was released today. Here are TBBT submissions... Johnny and Jim in Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Simon and Kunal in Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Kaley, Melissa and Mayim in Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series In Writing they submitted The Stockholm Syndrome All of TBBT nomination submissions can be found HERE
  13. 3 pictures - Jim, Laurie and Todd
  14. Jim and Todd at the Tonys... He was not announced as a presenter earlier, so this is a surprise.
  15. Yes The Tony's are on Sunday night in NYC He's not presenting, but TBITB is nominated for Best Revival of a Play. so I imagine he will be there.
  16. Lucy's crippling shyness was the death of her. For a show all about character growth, the writers never took those steps with Lucy. If they had, she might have been the one for Raj.
  17. 2019 Emmy Awards Calendar June 10th - Nomination-round voting begins June 24th (10:00 PM) - Nomination-round voting ends July 16th - Nominations announced August 15th - Final-round voting begins August 29th (10:00 PM) Final-round voting ends September 14th (Saturday) & September 15th (Sunday) - Creative Arts Awards and Governors Ball Events September 22 (Sunday) - Prime Time Emmy Awards, FOX Telecast and Governors Ball Source
  18. Happy 59th Birthday to Bill Prady...
  19. From The New York Post ‘The Big Bang Theory’ makes history in Washington, DC ‘The Big Bang Theory” ended its run three weeks ago, but will live on in perpetuity — not only in repeats but as part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. “BBT” producer Warner Bros. Television has donated a slew of show-related artifacts from the long-running CBS sitcom to the Smithsonian’s Entertainment Collection, including Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) superhero shirt, Amy Farrah Fowler’s (Mayim Bialik) knee-length skirt and Howard Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) dickie and belt buckle. They’re the most recent additions to the museum’s long laundry list of artifacts from TV shows including “Breaking Bad,” “All in the Family,” “The Walking Dead,” “Barney Miller,” “Star Trek” and “The Joy of Painting” (Bob Ross’ palette and easel). “When we collect our main concern is the preservation of artifacts over time,” says Eric Jentsch, the Smithsonian’s lead curator for entertainment and sports. “We can’t include every show . . . but ‘The Big Bang Theory’ says some things about the differences in perspective on pop culture. It was kind of meta in that way and embraced pop culture in a way other shows haven’t. Those are the kinds of things we hope to relay in our work and exhibits — elements that are essential to understanding American history.” Television artifacts are both donated to and collected by the museum and are exhibited on a rotating basis (the “BBT” collection is expected to be put on display in 2021). “When they come into our collection our guarantee is that we care for them in perpetuity, and because of that we don’t put anything on permanent display because of environmental factors that will degrade [the artifacts],” says Ryan Lintelman, the museum’s entertainment curator. “We have people here called conservators who study material science and make recommendations for how long something can be on display.” Even the most popular collections — including Archie and Edith Bunker’s chairs from “All in the Family” and Fonzie’s leather jacket from “Happy Days” — aren’t always on display. <full article in the link>
  20. That's what Johnny kept saying in interviews.
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