'Big Bang Theory': What just happened?

Chuck Lorre seems to have a thing with deus ex machina. He used it with "Two and a Half Men" earlier in the season. And as they say, "If it ain't broke, use the same embarrassing plot device again." Lorre did just that on Thursday's (Jan. 19) episode of "The Big Bang Theory."[Spoiler Alert?]It seems like just yesterday Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) first met on the nerd comedy. But in reality, it's been 99 episodes. So for the 100th, producers went back to revisit the on again/off again relationship between the two. Well, sort of.Leonard insistently asks Penny out on a date. And, whether she knows what she's getting into or not, she agrees. This turns into a pleasant dinner periodically interrupted by Leonard saying ridiculous things like, "So what do you think? Are we going to get back together?" The evening quickly devolves into bickering and, ultimately, make up sex. This...

The Big Bang Theory's 100th Episode: Will Leonard and Penny Get Back Together?

To mark its 100th episode, The Big Bang Theory is trying a first — and it has Kaley Cuoco slightly nervous. "The episode is a little different from what we've done. It plays a misguided trick on the audience until the end, so people might be confused, but it's very well done," she tells "I hope people like it! The audience ...

The Big Bang Theory “The Recombination Hypothesis” Season 5 Episode 13

The Big Bang Theory  “The Recombination Hypothesis” Season 5 Episode 13 airs Thursday January 19 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Everything might change when Leonard offers Penny a spur of the moment invitation to a romantic dinner for two, on the 100th episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 19 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More...  

THE BIG BANG THEORY 100th Episode Dish: What to Expect, Why Christine Baranski Won’t Be Appearing and More

It’s hard to believe, but THE BIG BANG THEORY taped their 100th episode this week. Where the heck does time go?! Because Team Give Me My Remote adores all things TBBT, I hit up the red carpet at their 100th episode party Thursday night to try and see what the cast and crew could tell us [...]