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TV Tonight: What's On Thursday 12/16

They may have been snubbed in the upcoming Screen Actors' Guild Awards, but the show must go on! An all-new The Big Bang Theory is on tonight at 8/7c! Also, the Kyle & Camille drama comes to a head on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during the most dramatic dinner party yet. See what else is new tonight: 8/7c A Charlie Brown Christmas  on ABC The Big Bang Theory  on CBS 8:30/7:30c $#*! My Dad Says  on CBS 10/9c The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  on Bravo It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia  on FX Burn Notice  on USA Network What will you be watching?

The Big Bang Crew Get Their Comic On

At the risk of mixing nerd metaphors, "The Justice League Recombination" — a DC Comics-themed episode of The Big Bang Theory — promises to cause many disturbances in the force. Penny is back with Zack (Brian Thomas Smith), that Tall Drink of Manbot from last season who makes Leonard feel positively pubescent. "The writers and I were thinking, 'Is there any reason Sheldon would want Zack for anything?'" explains executive producer Bill Prady. (Zack will likely reappear this season, but Prady isn't sure if he'll be a bona fide romantic threat.) "We started with, 'He's big and strong — maybe Sheldon needs something lifted? And that led to, 'What if Sheldon needed a Superman?'" As it happened, he did. To Read More Click Here.

THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Justice League Recombination” Season 4 Episode 11 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 4 Episode 11 titled “The Justice League Recombination” which airs on Thursday December 16 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: The guys find a “super” use for Penny’s new boyfriend, Zack, when they enter a costume contest as the Justice League, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Dec. 16 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

BIG BANG THEORY First Look: The Justice League Recombination

This just in: Amy Farrah Fowler isn’t the only member of  THE BIG BANG THEORY  to find themselves unexpectedly aroused by last night’s appearance of Penny’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Zack. As luck would have it, Zack’s chiseled physique is just what the [PHD] doctorates ordered. Turns out, in the December 16th episode entitled “The Justice League Recombination,” our favorite not-so-super-heroes find a “super” use for Zack when they enter a costume contest as the Justice League. More first look photos of which can be found after the jump. Source Here

Glee, Boardwalk Empire Dominate Golden Globe Nominations

Glee continues to hit notes at awards season, nabbing a leading five Golden Globe nominations Tuesday, as cable also made its mark on the short list. The Fox hit will vie for its second comedy/musical trophy against The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, 30 Rock, Modern Family and Nurse Jackie. Glee stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer all nabbed acting nominations, Lynch and Colfer in the supporting races. Morrison is up against three-time champ Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office) Thomas Jane (Hung) and  Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) for lead actor in a comedy. Michele's lead comedy actress competition includes defending champ Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Laura Linney (The Big C). To Read More Click Here.

Ratings: Mentalist Hits Series Low Against Barbara Walters Special

The Mentalist was no match for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People special on Thursday. The CBS procedural hit a series low, drawing 13.4 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Walters' ABC special, which featured Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Jersey Shore cast among others, attracted 12.2 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in the demo. CBS comedy $#*! My Dad Says also hit a season low of 9.5 million viewers and a 2.7 rating, following The Big Bang Theory, which drew 12.1 million and a 3.8 rating. CSI won the 9/8c hour with 13.1 million and a 3.0 rating. To Read More Click Here.

THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Alien Parasite Hypothesis” Season 4 Episode 10 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode ofTHE BIG BANG THEORY Season 4 Episode 10 titled “The Alien Parasite Hypothesis” which airs on Thursday December 9 at 8pm on CBS.  Episode Synopsis: Amy finds she has sexual feelings for Penny’s ex, while Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to prove who would be the better superhero, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Dec. 9 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

'Big Bang Theory' First Look: It's geek versus geek!

Who makes a better superhero, Howard Wolowitz or Raj Koothrappali? EW snagged this exclusive first look from the Dec. 9 episode of  The Big Bang Theory  in which the two characters (played by the brilliant Simon Helberg and equally hilarious Kunal Nayyar) try to figure out which one has the right (or should we say better?) stuff. They test each other with various challenges. We may have to go with Koothrappali in this one. Look at that intensity! Source Here

Eliza Dushku to Headline New TNT Pilot

After starring in the struggling series Tru Calling and Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku is returning to television with the new TNT pilot Bird Dog, Deadline reports. The 29-year-old actress will play Gail McGrath, a cop who is forced to partner with her estranged father, also a policeman. Mike Robe (Nora Roberts' Northern Lights) wrote the script and will direct the pilot. After breaking through on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Faith, Dushku starred on the Fox mystery series Tru Calling, which was canceled after two years. Dushku returned to the network in 2009 for Buffy creator Joss Whedon's sci-fi show Dollhouse. It, too, was canceled after two seasons. The actress, also known for the films Bring It On and True Lies, guest-starred on The Big Bang Theory earlier this month. She also was seen on the sidelines of Dancing with the Stars this past season, cheering on boyfriend Rick Fox. Source Here

'The Big Bang Theory' salary renegotiations: Do they all deserve the same pay?

One of the more fascinating salary negotiations in TV history involved the  Friends  cast, when Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc chose to negotiate their salaries together, having decided that no one actor on the cast was worth more than the other. That pleased Warner Bros. TV to no end, of course, because it meant they could say, “Pay everyone LeBlanc money, not Cox money!” Even today, former execs from that era brag about how the actors left money on the table at the expense of keeping things harmonious on the set. (That might be true, but the cast’s friendships sure remained intact.) Cut to 2010, when another salary renegotiation is winding its way through the halls of Warner Bros. TV. It just so happens to involve a comedy that’s pretty much replaced  Friends  in terms of popularity, critical praise, and its ability to generate millions in revenue:  The Big Bang Theory.  As is customary for any successful show approaching its fifth and sixth years ( Bang  is currently in its fourth season), the core ensemble of five have jockeyed for more money. Interestingly, three of those castmembers — Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki — initially decided to follow in the footsteps of the  Friends  actors by negotiating as one but, as first reported by Deadline, the Emmy-winning Parsons made the decision to break away and negotiate on his own. Lucky for Cuoco and Galecki, his strategy didn’t work, and now all three are earning roughly $200,000 per episode this season — up from $60k last year — and will see $50,000 bumps each year over the next three years, as well as a piece of the comedy’s rich syndication profits. To Read More  Click Here.
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