Enjoy the complete seventh season of The Big Bang Theory again on DVD and Blu-ray. The three-disc DVD box-set contains all twenty-four episodes of the 2013/14 season along with new bonus features, including a gag reel and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Production on the eighth season of The Big Bang Theory, which was originally set to begin today, has been pushed back as Warner Bros. continues to negotiate contracts for the main cast members. Production has reportedly been pushed back one day as talks continue with the actors. A renewed deal for the actors could come within a matter of days.
Only Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are currently under contract for the show. The contracts of Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar all expired at the end of the previous season. WBTV put out a statement today saying, "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory — which was originally scheduled to begin today — has been postponed."
Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are reportedly seeking up to $1m per episode - what's often referred to as Friends money, referring to the high water mark set by the stars of the then #1 sitcom in the early 2000s.
With The Big Bang Theory currently the number #1 sitcom on network TV and in syndication, the three stars are expected to see a significant increase on their current salaries - reported to be $325,000 per episode. Helberg and Nayyar, whose contracts are negotiated separately, are also expected to see a sizable increase.
CBS, Warner Bros. and the show's producers were publicly downplaying concern about the ongoing negotiations recently. CBS's Nina Tassler commented on the situation two weeks ago, saying "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out. These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year." Chuck Lorre told THR earlier this month "This will work itself out. I think it's great; I want them all to be crazy wealthy because nobody deserves it more than this cast. It'll work out."
This far, the stoppage is not expected to affect the show's season premiere, which is set for Monday, September 22. Contrary to online speculation, there does not appear to be any concern that any of the stars have walked away from negotiations.
TBBT Guest Star Tournament: Result 2 days ago
The final round of our Big Bang Theory: Guest Star Tournament has now closed and we are able to announce the winner. Nearly 6,000 votes were cast in this tournament and we want to thank everybody who voted.
Laurie Metcalf (Mary Cooper) beat Kevin Sussman (Stuart) to win the tournament with 54.04% of the final vote. The Roseanne and Toy Story actress has so far guest starred in six episodes of The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon's religious Texan mother, Mary Cooper. Laurie Metcalf received 497 votes throughout the tournament.
TBBT Guest Star Tournament: Final Round July 22 2014
The semi-final round of our Big Bang Theory Guest Star Tournament has now closed. Two guest stars have progressed to the final round and now go head-to-head. Cast your votes in our guest tournament now.
The two guest stars in the final round are: Laurie Metcalf (Mary Cooper) vs. Kevin Sussman (Stuart Bloom). The two stars knocked out in the last round were Bob Newhart (Professor Proton) and Wil Wheaton (Himself).
The results of the last round's individual battles were: Bob Newhart (47.69%) vs. Kevin Sussman (52.31%), and Laurie Metcalf (64.08%) vs. Wil Wheaton (35.92%).
Find out who the result of our Big Bang Theory guest star tournament when the final round closes on Tuesday, July 29. Vote now in the Final Round of our Big Bang Theory Guest Star Tournament.
Win a Leonard Stress Doll July 20 2014
We are giving away an officially licensed Leonard stress doll to one lucky person. For your chance to win, head over to our contest page and answer a Big Bang Theory trivia question.
The officially licensed 5.5" Big Bang Theory stress doll features Leonard in his olive green jacket with a yellow t-shirt.
The contest is open through Wednesday, July 23. We are in the process of selecting a winner for the Sheldon stress doll contest, so keep checking your emails to see whether you're the winner.
Season 7 DVD and Blu-ray announced July 20 2014
Warner Home Video have announced the release of The Big Bang Theory: Season 7 DVD and Blu-ray. The box-sets will be released in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, September 16 and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com.
The releases will include all twenty-four episodes from the 2013/14 season of The Big Bang Theory along with new bonus features. Here's the list of the included features: String Theory Serenade, James Earl Jones: The Un-Conventional Guest Star, BBTea Time, The Big Bang Theory's May the 4th, The Big Cendrowski, 2013 Comic-Con Panel, Johnny Galecki Crashes the BBT Writers Panel, and Gag Reel.
In the United Kingdom, The Big Bang Theory: Season 7 DVD and Blu-ray will be released on Monday, September 8 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk. Seasons 1-7 DVD and Blu-ray box-sets will also be released that day. Release dates for Australia and New Zealand are not yet available.