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.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 1 August 11 2014
We are running an episode tournament to find the fans' favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory. The nominations round has just closed and the sixteen most popular episodes have progressed to the first knock-out round.
The episodes now go head-to-head in the following eight pairs: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Love Spell Potential, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Pants Alternative, The Locomotive Manipulation vs. The Staircase Implementation, The Scavenger Vortex vs. The Zazzy Substitution, The Luminous Fish Effect vs. The Thanksgiving Decoupling, The Panty Pinata Polarization vs. The 43 Peculiarity, The Status Quo Combustion vs. The Work Song Nanocluster, and The Pancake Batter Anomaly vs. The Einstein Approximation.
The first match is open for voting now. A new match will be launched daily from Wednesday. Come back each day to vote for your favorite and look out for the next round starting next Wednesday, August 20.
Season 7 DVD and Blu-ray announced August 8 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.
UPDATE, AUGUST 5: Production on The Big Bang Theory will resume Wednesday, August 6, after Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar signed new contracts. More details at Deadline.com. All the show's cast members are now signed up on new deals. The Big Bang Theory was renewed in early 2014 for another three seasons, taking it through ot its tenth season in 2016/17.
UPDATE, AUGUST 4: Deadline.com are reporting that Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have signed new deals for The Big Bang Theory. More details at Deadline.com. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are still negotiating their contracts, but production on the show is expected to resume later this week.
UPDATE, AUGUST 1: Following the single day delays announced on Wednesday and Thursday, Warner Bros. TV has today pushed back the start of production until Wednesday, August 6, a week later than originally planned, to allow more time for contract renegotiations. The taping planned for Tuesday, August 5 will not go ahead. At this point the delay is unlikely to push back the season premiere date, September 22, but reports suggest the season might be shortened to 23 episodes as a result.
ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 30: 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.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament August 4 2014
TBBT Guest Star Tournament: Result July 29 2014
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.
TBBT Guest Star Tournament: Round 2 July 16 2014
The first round of our Big Bang Theory Guest Star Tournament has just closed. Four guest stars have made it through to the semi-final round and now face off in two pairs. Cast your votes in our guest tournament now.
The two pairs in this second round are: Bob Newhart (Professor Proton) vs. Kevin Sussman (Stuart), and Laurie Metcalf (Mary Cooper) vs. Wil Wheaton (Himself).
The results of the last round's individual battles were: Laurie Metcalf (69.7%) vs. Christine Baranski (30.3%), Bob Newhart (71.4%) vs. Stephen Hawking (28.6%), Wil Wheaton (51.1%) vs. John Ross Bowie (48.9%), and Kevin Sussman (66.8%) vs. Carol Ann Susi (33.2%).
This semi-final round will close on Tuesday, July 22 and the two winning guest stars will progress to the final round. Vote now in Round 2 of our Big Bang Theory Guest Star Tournament.
Win a Sheldon Stress Doll July 14 2014
We are giving away an officially licensed Sheldon 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 Sheldon in his striped Green Lantern t-shirt and is sure to bring your stress levels down with every squeeze.
The contest is open through Wednesday, July 16. We are in the process of selecting a winner for the Raj Star Trek bobblehead contest, so look out for an email from us.
2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations July 10 2014
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today in Hollywood. The Big Bang Theory and its stars received a total of seven nominations at this year's Emmy awards.
The Big Bang Theory received its fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. The other nominees this year are Louie (FX), Modern Family (ABC), Orange Is The New Black (Netflix), Silicon Valley (HBO) and Veep (HBO). The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family are the only network comedies in a category now dominated by shows from cable and online distribution.
Jim Parsons was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the sixth consecutive time. He won the award in 2010, 2011 and at last year's ceremony. His competitors this year are Derek's Ricky Gervais, Episodes' Matt LeBlanc, House of Lies' Don Cheadle, Louie's Louis C.K. and Shameless star William H. Macy. Jim Parsons was also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or A Movie for The Normal Heart.
Mayim Bialik received her third consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category. The other contenders for the award are Modern Family's Julie Bowen, Mom's Allison Janney, Orange Is The New Black's Kate Mulgrew, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon and Veep's Anna Chlumsky.
Comedy veteran Bob Newhart was nominated a second time for his guest role on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton. Bob Newhart famously won the first Emmy of his career last year for his appearance on the show. This is the eighth overall Emmy nomination for the legendary stand-up comic and television actor.
The Big Bang Theory crew received three nominations for their work, with nominations for "Outstandign Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series", "Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Program (Half-Hour Or Less)", and "Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series".
The Emmys will be held Monday, August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on NBC.