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CBS has released a press release for [episode:101]Episode 1.01 Pilot[/episode] of The Big Bang Theory.



"Pilot" - When Leonard and Sheldon meet new neighbor Penny, Leonard is excited, but Sheldon is less enthusiastic for he feels his friend is only chasing a dream he'll never catch, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, premiering on Monday, Sept. 24 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE BIG BANG THEORY is a comedy about brilliant physicists, Leonard (Galecki) and Sheldon (Parsons), who are the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny (Cuoco) moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow Cal Tech scientists Wolowitz (Helberg) and Koothrappali (Nayyar). However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities... including love.

WRITERS: Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, co-creators and executive producers

DIRECTED BY: James Burrows


RATING: To Be Announced

This will air Monday, Sept. 24 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). You can find all the details [episode:101]on our episode guide[/episode].
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First indications just out from Marc Berman - a TV reviewer and ratings analyst. The sense is that the show got relatively disappointing numbers but it did manage to get better ratings than How I Met Your Mother which preceded it. The only metrics out now are the rank and the share, it was the 3rd placed show in its time slot and the share/percent was 6.2/9. To explain these: 6.2% of American households watched The Big Bang Theory, 9% of all American households who were actually watching TV watched this show. Its worth noting How I Met Your Mother was down in the ratings, a lot, so that negatively effected Big Bang but essentially also made the "it built on the lead-in" statement a little less valuable. Two and a Half Men got 9.1/13 and was second place, its the most popular comedy, but it was down year-on-year (a whopping 11%), CBS Monday is down on the whole ... Two and a Half Men got 47% more viewers than Big Bang. Rules of Engagement was actually very strong, keeping 88% of Two and a Half Men audience - unless it looses steam quickly, don't expect CBS to can that and put Big Bang there ... ---- Its worth remembering new shows typically loose a lot viewers from their first week over the next airings, its likely by the fourth episode, the ratings will be down 10-20%. The Big Bang Theory was mentioned as disappointing by Marc Berman.

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The fast affiliate ratings are out. The Big Bang Theory was watched by 9.57 million people, was ranked 3 in its time slot and improved 16% on its lead-in (How I Met Your Mother). Marc Berman upped the show from disappointing to "Noticeable Growth from Lead-in".

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Did anybody notice that Penny's clothes changed before and after her shower?

She entered the geeks room in blue (Example) and after the shower she was in pink (Example). She could have gone back to her apartment (wearing what? :icon_cheesygrin:) but why would she go back to the geeks room? To hang out with Wolowitz and Koothrappali? She could have been waiting for Leonard & Sheldon I guess, but it seems a little far fetched that she:

1. Took a shower in their room

2. Left their room, returned to hers, changed clothes

3. Went back to their room

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Well it was on at the same time as Dancing With The Stars so it did pretty well. Now next week will tell us how the ratings are gonna look for the rest of the season.

Yes, we'll have to see how much of the audience of this week it manages to keep. Back to You, one of the only new comedies, lost about 2 million from the premiere to the second episode, we need Big Bang to do a bit better than that.

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The Big Bang Theory 0x00 Unaired Pilot

Sheldon-------Jim Parsons

Leonard-------Johnny Galecki

Katie---------Amanda Walsh

Gilda---------Iris Bahr

The show's initial pilot, developed for the 2006–07 television season, was substantially different from its current form. Only Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons were in the cast, and the female lead, Katie, was envisioned as "a street-hardened, tough-as-nails woman with a vulnerable interior". Katie was played by actress Amanda Walsh They also had a female friend called Gilda (played by Iris Bahr). The show's original theme music was also different, using Thomas Dolby's hit "She Blinded Me With Science". The show was not picked up, but the creators were given an opportunity to revise the show, bringing in the remaining leading cast and retooling the show to its current format. The original unaired pilot has never been released on any official format, but copies of it are floating around the internet with various collectors. On the evolution of the show, Lorre bluntly admitted "We did the 'Big Bang Pilot' about two and a half years ago, and it sucked... but there were two remarkable things that worked perfectly, and that was Johnny and Jim. We rewrote the thing entirely, and then we were blessed with Kaley and Simon and Kunal." As to whether the world will ever see that original pilot, maybe on a DVD, Lorre said "Wow that would be something, we will see.


The Big Bang Theoy #00x00 - Unaired Test Pilot, Part 1


The Big Bang Theoy #00x00 - Unaired Test Pilot, Part 2


The Big Bang Theoy #00x00 - Unaired Test Pilot, Part 3



search - The.Big.Bang.Theory-0x00.avi

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