After months of negotiation, the three main cast members of 'The Big Bang Theory' have signed contracts increasing their pay by more than $140,000 per episode. According to Deadline Hollywood, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons will now earn $200,000 per episode for season 4 of their hit CBS show. The trio was previously making $60,000 each (a paltry sum, considering the show's success), but decided to renegotiate after the series became a ratings hit. Their new deals will see a $50,000 per episode pay raise each season and a percentage of the show's back-end profit, which adds around $50,000 to each episode's paycheck. To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos for NBC's new series OUTLAW pilot episode which premieres with a special preview episode on Wednesday, September 15. The series officially premieres Friday, September 17. Episode Synopsis: In the premiere episode, playboy Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits) has an epiphany - which leads him to make a radical decision to step down and go into private practice. Garza's first case - a last ditch attempt to save a condemned client from death -tests his mettle and resolve as they have never been tested before. Aided by a legal team comprised of his best friend, respected defense attorney Al Druzinsky (David Ramsey), loyal law clerk Mereta Stockman (Ellen Woglom), Yale-educated and conservative Eddie Franks (Jesse Bradford) and sassy private eye Lucinda Pearl (Carly Pope), Garza seems likely to make his mark as a legal crusader. However, by flouting the system and turning maverick, he may have made some dangerous enemies in very high places - enemies who, even now, may be actively plotting against him. Source & Preview
The Big Bang Theory has been rendered Penny-less in the wake of Kaley Cuoco's weekend horseback-riding mishap. A rep for Cuoco confirms that the actress suffered a broken leg and is currently recuperating in a Los Angeles hospital. ''She's scheduled to make a full recovery,Ã¢â¬Â says the spokesperson. A Big Bang rep, meanwhile, says Cuoco will be written out of the episode that is taping tonight. The show will then take a previously scheduled weeklong hiatus. Cuoco's accident was first reported by TMZ. Get well soon, Kaley!
Check out photos for THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 4 Episode 2 titled The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification which airs on Thursday, September 30 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Sheldon realizes he wonât live long enough to download his consciousness into a robot body, and attempts to extend his lifespan, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Sept. 30 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & More Photos
Jump in the pool with Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons as the stars of The Big Bang Theory goof around during their cover shoot for TV Guide Magazine! We've got your exclusive first look at the three stars as they tease the CBS comedy's new season, their move to Thursdays at 8/7c and even get a little wet! Check out the video below, and be sure to pick up TV Guide Magazine's Returning Favorites issue, on stands Thursday, Sept. 16! Source & Video
The first new shows of the 2010-11 season roll out this week, but the broadcast networks pretty much took Labor Day off (only ABC had more than an hour of original programming). CBS' reruns got more eyeballs than anyone else's. CBS drew 6.1 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/6 share in households Monday night. NBC (5 million, 3.2/5) narrowly beat ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) for second place. FOX came in fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW (709,000, 0.5/1) was a non-factor. ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49 with 1.7 ratings. NBC scored a 1.3 in the demographic, followed by FOX, 1.0, and The CW, 0.3. To Read More Click Here .
Time for an all new episode of "This Week in TV" featuring Kendra and Rachel! Since many TV shows are starting their new seasons/premiering this week, we decided when better than to officially declare it Season 2 of TWiTV? Along with the new season comes a shiny new look and of course: 3 Exciting Segments this week: Premieres/Finales Crowded TV Time Slots Announcements Give it a watch and tell us what you think! This Week in TV - 9.5.2010 You can find these videos from week to week on the TV tab OR in our "This Week in TV" section. Follow the whole team on Twitter: @sidereelKendra @sidereelRachel @sidereelAlex @animereel
CBS has an interesting way to remind fans of "The Big Bang Theory" that the show has been moved from Mondays to Thursdays. The announcement is incorporated as a scene between Sheldon and Leonard where the former asks a hypothetical question about whether or not they would know about the change if they were TV series characters. "Big Bang Theory", which recently took an honor at the Emmys through Jim Parsons, will premiere the fourth season on September 23. Called "The Robotic Manipulation", the episode will see Penny finding herself along for the ride on Sheldon's first date ever and Wolowitz finding a new use for a robotic arm. To Read More Click Here .
Geek icon George Takei, better known as Star Trek's Sulu, is making an appearance as himself on an episode of Big Bang Theory scheduled for Oct. 14. Unfortunately for Sheldon and the rest of the guys, Takei will only be sharing the screen with Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), teaming up with Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff as the other part of his conscience. Sackhoff is making her second appearance on the comedy after guest starring in an episode last season. Click here to read more.
It looks like Sheldon is climbing back in the ring with his longtime rival, Evil Wil Wheaton. Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady confirms to me exclusively that he wants to revive the ugly feud this season - possibly in time for November sweeps. âWe started talking about the idea of minor celebrities cutting in line,â Prady says, âand we thought it might be funny to have our [Big Bang] guys waiting in line for a one-time-only midnight screening of something like Raiders of the Lost Ark with restored footage, and Wil Wheaton and his three friends cut the line. When it comes time for our guys to get in, the line stops; Wil took the last four seats and Sheldon is just furious. Because it doesnât make sense to him. Wilâs celebrity is not applicable here. This is not Star Trek. Itâs just wrong.â To Read More Click Here .