Release Date: Tuesday, September 16
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 semi-final round of our Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament has now closed. Two episodes have made it through to the final round and now go head-to-head. Cast your votes in our episode tournament now.
The two episodes fighting it out in the final round are The Bath Item Gift Hypothesisand The Adhesive Duck Deficiency. Both episodes have proven popular in the past, with Bath Item winning five previous tournaments and Adhesive Duck the winner of two. Knocked out in the previous round were The Work Song Nanocluster and The Pancake Batter Anomaly.
The results of the last round's individual battles were: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (76.86%) vs. The Work Song Nanocluster (23.14%), and The Adhesive Duck Deficiency (76.09%) and The Pancake Batter Anomaly (23.91%).
Find out which episode will be crowned the winner when the final round closes on Wednesday, September 3. Vote now in the Final Round of our Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament.
CBS Announces Eighth Season Premiere 5 days ago
CBS has issued the press release for the hour-long season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Regina King reprises her role as Mrs. Davis, the university's HR director, in the second of the night's episodes. The Big Bang Theory returns for its eighth season with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, September 22 at 8/7c.
The Locomotion Interruption – Leonard and Amy take an unexpected road trip to Arizona to pick up Sheldon. Meanwhile, Penny interviews for a job at Bernadette’s company, and Howard is weirded out by Stuart’s relationship with Mrs. Wolowitz, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Sept. 22 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
The Junior Professor Solution – When Sheldon is forced to teach a class, Howard surprises everyone by taking it. Meanwhile, the tension between Penny and Bernadette gives Amy a chance to play both sides, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
The Big Bang Theory will be airing on Mondays until the end of October as Thursday Night Football is occupying the show's regular time period. The Big Bang Theory will be returning to Thursdays on October 30.
We are running a Big Bang Theory: Episode Tournament to find the fans' favorite episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The second knock-out round just closed and four episodes made it through the semi-finals. Cast your votes in the latest round now.
The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis beat The Luminous Fish Effect with 78% of the vote. The Adhesive Duck Deficiency knocked The Panty Pinata Polarization out with 65%. The Work Song Nanocluster narrowly defeated The Staircase Implementation, garnering 51% of the vote. In another close battle, The Pancake Batter Anomaly beat out The Scavenger Vortex, taking 51% of the votes.
The four winning episodes now go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Work Song Nanocluster, and The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Pancake Batter Anomaly. The second season is most represented with two episodes in the final round, while Season 1 and Season 3 both have an episode each.
Cast your votes in our Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament. Each match is open for two days and the first match is open for voting now. Check back on Saturday for the next match and on Monday for the final round.
Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy award August 25 2014
Jim Parsons won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy award at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards today. This was the actor's fourth time winning the award, for which he has been nominated six consecutive times. With his previous wins in 2010, 2011 and 2013, Parsons joins a small group of actors who have won this award four times: Michael J. Fox, Kelsey Grammer and Carroll O'Connor.
The other contenders for the award this year were Derek's Ricky Gervais, Episodes' Matt LeBlanc, House of Lies' Don Cheadle, Louie's Louis C.K., and Shameless's William H. Macy.
The episode Jim Parsons submitted for consideration this year was "The Relationship Diremption". In the episode, Sheldon faces a personal crisis when he feels he's wasting his time with string theory. After some soul searching Sheldon settles on starting a new chapter in his career. With some encouragement from Penny, Sheldon toasts his new beginning, only to end up drunk and needing Amy to put him to bed. "The Pants Alternative" and "The Habitation Configuration", both episodes in which Sheldon gets drunk, have also netted the star Emmy awards in previous years.
The Big Bang Theory Episode Tournament: Round 2 August 21 2014
We are running a Big Bang Theory: Episode Tournament to find the fans' favorite episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The first knock-out round just closed and eight episodes have made it through to the second round. Cast your votes in the latest round now.
The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis knocked out The Love Spell Potential with 71.47% of the vote. The Adhesive Duck Deficiency beat The Pants Alternative with just over two-thrids of the vote. The Staircase Implementation won against The Locomotive Manipulation with a 55.36% share. The Scavenger Vortex deafeated The Zazzy Substitution with 69.66% of the vote. The Luminous Fish Effect was victorious against The Thanksgiving Decoupling with 53.87%, the narrowest margin of victory in the round. The Panty Pinata Polarization beat The 43 Peculiarity with just over two-thirds of the vote. The Work Song Nanocluster was successful against The Status Quo Combustion with 57.51%. Finally, The Pancake Batter Anomaly defeated The Einstein Approximation with 55.97%.
The eight episodes now go head-to-head in the following pairs: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis vs. The Luminous Fish Effect, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency vs. The Panty Pinata Polarization, The Staircase Implemenation vs. The Work Song Nanocluster, and The Scavenger Vortex vs. The Pancake Batter Anomaly. Each match will last for two days and the first is open for voting now.
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.