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'The Anxiety Optimization' - Season 8, Episode 13
Airs Thursday, January 29 at 8/7c on CBS.
In the hopes of achieving a scientific breakthrough, Sheldon invites his friends to challenge him. Meanwhile, Wolowitz invents an embarrassing game about Raj.
813 'The Anxiety Optimization' Pictures 6 hours ago
Photos from tomorrow's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Anxiety Optimization", have been added to our gallery. In the episode, Sheldon worries that his comfortable lifestyle is holding him back from achieving scientific greatness, so he asks his friends to make him miserable and anxious in a bid to up his game. Meanwhile, Howard creates an embarassing game about Raj.
Check out thumbnails of the pictures below and head over to our gallery to view all the pictures from the episode.
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813 'The Anxiety Optimization' Press Release January 16 2015
CBS has issued the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Anxiety Optimization", which airs Thursday, January 29. Laura Spencer reprises her role as Emily, Raj's girlfriend.
The Anxiety Optimization – In the hopes of achieving a scientific breakthrough, Sheldon invites his friends to challenge him. Meanwhile, Wolowitz invents an embarrassing game about Raj, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 29 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
A rerun of "The Expedition Approximation" will air next Thursday, January 23, before the show returns the following Thursday.
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812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Ratings January 9 2015
Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory delivered the show's best ratings since its season premiere on Monday, September 22, to finish a dominant first in the ratings for Thursday night.
"The Space Probe Disintegration" was watched by 18.11 million people, adding 2.62m people from the last original episode on December 11. This was The Big Bang Theory's best performance in viewers since the eighth season premiere. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.6/15 rating, up seven tenths from the previous episode's 3.9/13.
The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched and highest-rated show on Thursday night with a 6.88m viewer lead on its nearest competitor, FOX's American Idol.
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TBBT & Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting win People's Choice awards January 8 2015
The Big Bang Theory and its star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting won three awards at the 2015 People's Choice Awards yesterday in Los Angeles.
The Big Bang Theory took home the Favorite Network TV Comedy award for the third consecutive year. This was the show's sixth consecutive nomination and marks the show's fourth win, having won the award in 2010, 2013, 2014 and now 2015. The show was the first recipient of the new Favorite TV Show award which brought together sitcoms and dramas from both network and cable in one category.
The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting won the Favorite Comedic TV Actress for the second year in a row. When the actress forgot to thank her husband Ryan Sweeting during her speech, her co-star Johnny Galecki later thanked him on her behalf, saying "Ryan, you are my heart, and I can't imagine what I'd be without you.
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812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Press Release December 22 2014
CBS has put out the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Space Probe Disintegration". The show returns from its Winter break with this new episode on Thursday, January 8.
The Space Probe Disintegration – Wolowitz tries to distract Raj, who is anxiously awaiting data from a space probe he helped launch. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Leonard go dress shopping with Penny and Amy, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
There's a special rerun of The Big Bang Theory tonight at 8/7c on CBS with "The Hook-Up Reverberation" airing. This Thursday, Christmas day, a festive rerun of "The Cooper Extraction" airs in the show's usual 8/7c slot, and there's a rerun of the Shamy favorite "The Locomotive Manipulation" next Thursday, New Year's Day.
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811 'The Clean Room Infiltration Ratings' December 12 2014
Yesterday's The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched and highest-rated program of the night. With ABC running The Taste in place Grey's Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory had more viewers than the four competing programs combined.
This week's episode, "The Clean Room Infiltration", had 15.49 million people, up from the previous episode's 14.61m audience. The Big Bang Theory scored a 3.9/13 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, down from 4.0/13 on November 20 and falling below the 4 point level for the first time this season. The Big Bang Theory was first in its time period and the night overall in all key ratings.
The Big Bang Theory receives 2 SAG nominations December 10 2014
The Big Bang Theory and its cast were nominated for two awards at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The show's cast was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category, while star Jim Parsons was also recognized in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series category.
The Big Bang Theory's cast is up against the casts of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black and Veep. The other contenders for the Male Actor in a Comedy award are Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, Louie's Louis C.K. and Shameless star William H. Macy.
The SAG Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, January 25 in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS.
Trailer for Simon Helberg's We'll Never Have Paris December 9 2014
The trailer for Simon Helberg's upcoming romantic comedy We'll Never Have Paris has just been released. The movie is based on the true story of the Big Bang Theory star's real-life engagement. The film was written by and stars Simon Helberg and was co-directed by his wife, Jocelyn Towne. Melanie Lynskey, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina, Jason Ritter and Maggie Grace co-star. The film will be in select theaters starting January 22 and available on demand from January 23. Watch the trailer below or head over to YouTube.