'Big Bang Theory': Simon Helberg explains Howard's wedding predicament and the show's unlikely success

As fans of "The Big Bang Theory" know, the immediate fate of Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) wedding is still in doubt. Thanks to a last-minute rescheduling from NASA, Howard will have to decide whether to go into space or marry his love. If this sounds like a pretty unique predicament for a TV character, you're not the only one. "You don't tend to see space travel and nuptials being discussed in a realistic way on television often," Helberg tells Zap2it. As for how things will work out for Wolowitz, Helberg was mum other than to say, "Everything gets turned on its head and there's nothing traditional about what's happening."It's been a long road to the altar for the socially-awkward Howard. The man who still lives with his mother and dons brightly-colored outfits is easily the least appropriate of all the show's characters. But after five years on the series, he's grown refined....

'Big Bang': Howard Tries To Get Out Of Going To Space

After learning that his mission to the International Space Station had been scrubbed, Howard was beyond excited on the penultimate episode of " The Big Bang Theory " (8 p.m. ET on CBS) for this season. But excitement turned to a nervous fear when he got the call that the mission was not only back on, but had been moved up. Moved up to interfere with his planned wedding with Bernadette. Hoping this would provide him an excuse to back out, he went to her father in anticipation that he would get yelled at for even considering canceling the wedding. He couldn't have read that situation more wrong. The fact that he was going into space was apparently the only redeeming quality Bernadette's father saw in him. So will the wedding go as planned? According to , the gang tries to help the wedding happen before launch time, but expect more obstacles along the way, and apparently the closing scene of this season's cliffhanger should leave everyone in tears as it does executive producer Steve Molaro. Will they or won't they? Find out on the season finale of "The Big Bang Theory," next Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

The Big Bang Theory “The Launch Acceleration” Season 5 Episode 23

Tonight’s episode of  The Big Bang Theory  “The Launch Acceleration” Season 5 Episode 23 airs Thursday May 3 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television  Network. Episode Synopsis:  NASA reschedules Howard’s mission, putting the wedding plans in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Leonard says something  surprising to Penny in the bedroom, on THE BIG BANG THEORY , Thursday, May 3 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More...  

'Big Bang Theory' sneak peek: The happy couple walks down the aisle

We know we're getting ahead of the game a little bit, but when these pictures came out we could hardly wait. Plus, who wouldn't want to see Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) dressed in their wedding best.In some sneak preview photos of "The Big Bang Theory," we see the happy couple as they walk down the aisle. It turns out they didn't want to wait until Howard gets shot up into space to wed, so they rush to tie the knot.It's a virtual lock that more than one thing will go wrong as the wedding day nears. But on the bright side, it looks like Howard survived his meeting with Bernadette's father."The Countdown Reflection," the season finale, airs May 10 at 8 p.m. ET....