Today's announcement that "The Big Bang Theory" will end in 2019 makes official what a lot of people in the TV business have been speculating about. The prospect of the show's future came up at the recent Television Critics Association 2018 summer press tour. Kelly Kahl, head of CBS Entertainment, told reporters that the network was in "preliminary discussions to renew the show with Warner Bros." But Kahl was overly optimistic, it turned out. "The Big Bang Theory" will begin its twelfth and final season on Sept. 24, and will end in 2019, as what the Warner Bros. Television release says is "the longest-running multi-camera comedy series in TV history." It's hardly surprising that CBS would want to keep "The Big Bang Theory" around, since the sitcom about big-brained science nerds has been a hit from the start, and ranks as TV's top-rated comedy. The press release notes that when "The Big Bang Theory" ends, it will have chalked up 279 episodes. A joint statement from Warner Bros. … [Read more...] about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will end in 2019: Too soon, or about time?
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Bill Keveney USA TODAY Published 7:25 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Even huge TV hits come to an end. "The Big Bang Theory," TV's top comedy, will end its run in May 2019 at the conclusion of the upcoming season, its twelfth. The critically acclaimed CBS comedy, which focuses on a group of scientists and their friends, will finish with 279 episodes. Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions and CBS issued a statement Wednesday announcing the decision to end the series, which is still a top TV performer. "We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of 'The Big Bang Theory' during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring 'The Big Bang Theory' to an epic creative close,” the statement said. According to the statement, the 279 episodes will make "Big Bang" the longest-running multi-camera comedy, the kind … [Read more...] about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will end with Season 12 in May 2019
‘He’s Too Important For The University To Fire Him Now,’ Say Execs NEW YORK—As part of a preview of the network’s fall slate of shows, CBS revealed Monday that season 12 of the long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory will explore why Sheldon Cooper keeps his job after sexually harassing six research assistants. “The story arc, which spans the entire season, shows that while there might be some credibility to the accusations, he’s far too important for the university to fire him now,” said Thom Sherman, the network’s senior executive vice president of programming, explaining that the September 24 season premiere, “The Accusation Attenuation,” featured six graduate students and several corroborating witnesses reporting Cooper for sexual harassment during his tenure as a theoretical physicist, the university’s investigation into the matter, and its ultimate dismissal of the charges. “As the season progresses, … [Read more...] about CBS Reveals ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season 12 Will Explore Why Sheldon Keeps Job After Sexually Harassing 6 Research Assistants
The first time Guillermo Alonso acted was during high school in El Paso, Texas. He and his then-girlfriend signed up for drama class to fill a gap in their schedules. Alonso, a 2018 MFA Acting alumnus, signed with major Los Angeles-based talent agency Innovative Artists this spring with help from 2006 MFA alumnus Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” The agency also represents Nayyar. Nayyar and his wife Neha Kapur recently donated $300,000 to the university’s Department of Theater. The donation is one of the largest gifts to the department and one of many contributions Nayyar has made to Temple. “I would not have been able to afford to go to grad school if it wasn’t for the generosity of others who had already given back to the school to enable me to have a scholarship,” Nayyar told the university in an interview. “If it wasn’t for that help I got, I wouldn’t be where I … [Read more...] about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star donates to Department of Theater
Is it the end of the line for Penny and the gang as soon as The Big Bang Theory season 12 ends? We’re tackling that and more since the new season is coming faster than you think. Here’s everything you need to know about where the whole group is going next. Back in September 2017, The Big Bang Theory was renewed for seasons 11 and 12 after fans went crazy speculating that season 10 was the end of the line for the loveable nerds. They weren’t seasons that just continued the franchise without pushing forward the story, though. Last season saw Amy and Sheldon finally tie the knot and make Shamy official and boasted a guest appearance from Star Wars’ Mark Hamill. But the upcoming season, The Big Bang Theory season 12, is where the contract currently ends. So is this the end of the series? Back in 2017, series creator Chuck Lorre seemed to think season 12 was the end of the road. Kunal Nayyar, who brings life to Raj, also teased an impending end to the beloved show. … [Read more...] about The Big Bang Theory season 12: Everything we know right now