CBS and Warner Bros. TV made the decision to end The Big Bang Theory in 2019because star Jim Parsons was ready to walk away from the hit sitcom, EW has learned exclusively. With a reported salary near $1 million per episode, Parsons — along with his four original costars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg — stood to make more than $50 million including profits if he agreed to stay on TBBT for two more years, which is what CBS was trying to negotiate.
It all ended with a big bang, too: The Big Bang Theory will end its run following the completion of the forthcoming 12th season, CBS announced Wednesday. In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory […]
"They pursued me for 'The Big Bang Theory,'" Culkin told Joe Rogan on the podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience." "And I said no. It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, 'All right, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!'"
The CBS sitcom has had a cavalcade of science fiction heroes appear in guest roles during the course of its smash run. But there are still a few white whales out there that they have yet to reel in.
Jim Parsons plays a nerd on his hit show "The Big Bang Theory," but in real life, the 45-year-old actor owns a home in the trendy L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz.
Sheldon and Amy’s long-awaited "Big Bang Theory" wedding is still a few weeks out, but TVLine scored a ticket to the episode’s taping on Tuesday.
The season premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" was full of shocking moments and Amy's long-awaited response to Sheldon's proposal was only one of them.
Exec producer Steve Molaro shares the fun and challenges of switching Sheldon Cooper timelines and teases what's to come.
Mayim Bialik and Kristian Nairn, of Game of Thrones, are finally together — in a new Sodastream commercial, that is.
For the past four years, Game of Thrones has held the dubious honor of being the most illegally downloaded show on television. MUSO, a data analyst group that studies piracy, published a new report that reveals the opening three episodes of The Grand Tour’s first season have been downloaded nearly 19 million times. To put that in perspective according to MUSO’s 2015 report, Game Of Thrones’ Season Five finale was downloaded roughly 14.4 million times.
According to a study in The Hollywood Reporter, Robert De Niro will make $750,000 for each of twenty episodes of a new Amazon series from David O. Russell. The pair previously made Joy and Silver Linings Playbook, two of the only positively reviewed movies in which De Niro has appeared in the last decade. Meryl Streep has bested her former Deer Hunter costar with $825,000 per episode for The Nix, a J.J. Abrams produced project that doesn’t have a network attached and has nothing to do with Patrick Ewing.
Don't panic: Sure, Halloween's just a week away, but we've got you covered with a round-up of last-minute — OK, last-week — costume ideas inspired by some of your favorite TV types. From BoJack and his pals, the Seinfeld four, and a pair of Friends to a prison diva, an apocalypse baddie, and a Cinnabon slinger, here are our suggestions for quick and fun get-ups that pay homage to some of TV land's best.
‘Freaks and Geeks’ Bill Haverchuck as Jaime Sommers The Bionic Woman His fellow trick-or-treaters may have been unimpressed with Bill's get-up, but this easily hovers near the top of our list of our all-time favorite TV character Halloween costumes. Martin Starr's performance as the comically low-key Bill was always brilliant, but never more so than the scene in which he imagines what Jaime Sommers would wear, carefully applies her makeup (complete with a tissue blotting of the lips after putting on lipstick), carries on a phone conversation, as Jaime, with imaginary Oscar Goldman, and turns down a marriage proposal from Steve "The Six Million Dollar Man" Austin. God, we still miss this show. (Credit: NBC
Emmy Advocacy: Voters, Nominate These Actors! It’s time for the TV-industry folks to start Emmy nomination voting. The nominating process begins on Monday and goes through June 27. Networks mount campaigns to remind voters of the possibilities (best of luck to you, Chicago Med!). So now’s the time for me to do some of my own campaigning for performers I think deserve to be first-time nominees. We all know that high-visibility shows such as Modern Family, Game of Thrones, and The Big Bang Theory will get multiple nominations. ...
In “Tattoo,” Dan Bakkedahl’s Tim gets inked to demonstrate his Valentine’s Day love for wife Heather (Betsy Brandt), but something goes wrong in the spelling of the message. In “Guitar,” teen Tyler (Niall Cunningham) buys an expensive guitar to serenade his girlfriend Clementine (Hunter King), with a cameo by Josh Groban.