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Sheldon’s Mom is Back in THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Rhinitis Revelation” Season 5 Episode 6 Photos

THE BIG BANG THEORY  "The Rhinitis Revelation" Season 5  Episode 6  which airs Thursday October 20 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Sheldon competes with the gang for his mother’s attention when she comes to visit, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Laurie Metcalf reprises her role as Sheldon’s mom. Read More...

The Big Bang Theory — The Next Vituperation

Just when Jim Parsons ' geek god had finally forgiven Wil Wheaton for failing to show up at a Star Trek convention years ago—the actor apologized and gave Sheldon his last Wesley Crusher action figure— Next Generation castmate Brent Spiner crossed the champion grudge-holder. His offense: tearing the aforementioned toy out of its original packaging.

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' leads Thursday, 'X Factor' down a little, 'Vampire Diaries' up

Fast national ratings for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011A pretty ho-hum Thursday on the broadcast networks played out mostly according to form -- CBS led the way in viewers, and FOX topped the adults 18-49 demographic. "Charlie's Angels" and "Prime Suspect" continued to struggle (although the former was up slightly), and "The X Factor" came in a little below average. "The Vampire Diaries" posted gains over last week, however.CBS scored 12.2 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households for the night, beating out FOX (10.8 million, 6.4/10) for the top spot. ABC (7.45 million, 5.0/8) finished third. NBC averaged 4.5 million viewers and a 2.9/5 to take fourth, and The CW trailed with 2.3 million viewers and a 1.5/2.FOX's 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 was the night's top mark, half a point better than CBS' 3.1. ABC came in third with a 2.4, followed by NBC, 1.9, and The CW, 1.1....

'Big Bang' Star Jim Parsons: 'I Do Think About Retiring'

"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is contemplating an early retirement because he's "tired" of listening to himself speak. The funnyman has picked up two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for h...

THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Russian Rocket Reaction” Season 5 Episode 5

THE BIG BANG THEORY  "The Russian  Rocket Reaction" Season 5 Episode 5 which airs Thursday October 13 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a party at Wil Wheaton’s  house , and Howard gets an out-of-this-world opportunity, on THE BIG BANG THEORY , Thursday, Oct. 13 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. "Star Trek: The Next Generation’s" Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner guest star as themselves. Read More...

The Big Bang Theory Sneak Peeks & Photos: Will Wheton Returns in Episode 5.05

Sheldon's old nemesis, Wil Wheton, returns as a guest star in the October 13 episode of The Big Bang Theory .  Sheldon and Leonard get invited to a party at Wil Wheton's house and Sheldon tells Leonard he has to make a choice: the Wil Wheton party or their friendship. Meanwhile, we learn that Sheldon doesn't understand the concept of bargaining when he and Leonard try to buy a replica sword at a comic book store. Howard also gets an "out-of-this-world" opportunity, but Bernadette isn't very happy about it.  Other guest stars for the episode include Brent Spiner as himself. To view photos for the October 13 episode of The Big Bang Theory , click the arrows above.  Below is a trailer for the episode.  The second video contains three sneak peeks.

Raj Goes On a Date Without Having to Drink on 'Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

The women of 'The Big Bang Theory' (Thu., 8PM ET on CBS) cracked the code of how to get Raj to talk to women without being drunk. They set him up with a deaf girl, played by Katie Leclerc ( 'Switched at Birth' ). To facilitate communication, Howard joined them on their first date. There, Raj was probably happy that Emily couldn't hear his attempts at flirting and boasting, as he couldn't have possibly sounded more ridiculous. Luckily, Howard toned it down a lot for him in translation. Unfortunately, Emily turned out to be a less than desirable girlfriend.

Mayim Bialik blossoms in role on 'The Big Bang Theory'

Sometimes things can be a little difficult for Mayim Bialik on the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory." It's just not for the reasons you might think. You see Bialik, who plays Amy Fowler, actually has a PhD in neuroscience. So when a script ventures into detailed science talk, she's educated enough to find any mistakes the writers make."I think I have a mild twitch that comes out if something's's very hard for me to control myself," she says with a laugh.But beyond that microscopic glitch, the former "Blossom" star has integrated well into the crew of lovable nerds after joining the show in 2010. Since then, fans of the program have been getting to know Amy for all of her quirks and social weirdness. Of course playing such a strange character presents some difficulty."For me, the particular challenge of this character is she's so awkward and so sincere and so eager, but...

THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Wiggly Finger Catalyst” Season 5 Episode 4

THE BIG BANG THEORY  "The Wiggly Finger Catalyst" Season 5 Episode 4 which airs Thursday October 6 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Raj finally meets a girl he can communicate  with, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Oct. 6 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Katie Leclerc (" Switched at Birth ") guest stars as Emily, Raj’s new girlfriend . Read More...

Kaley Cuoco Almost Wasn't on 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

'The Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco seemed pretty comfortable on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), possibly because she co-starred with Kelly Ripa on the sitcom '8 Simple Rules.' After a brief bit of reminiscing, Cuoco talked about the important role that family plays in her life, and revealed that she almost didn't get the part of Penny on 'Big Bang.' Regis asked Cuoco about her family, and her dad, who she recently took as her date to the Emmys. As it turns out, he's never missed a taping of any of the three sitcoms she's been on. "It's just the cutest thing ever," she said. Her family lives close by, and while she used to go to her folks' place for family dinners, they're now coming to her "dream house" instead. "I order in ... I don't cook anything," she joked.