It’s time to catch up with all of the trailers we’ve missed in the past few days, and boy, are there a lot of them this week. Strap in, because you’re about to see a new look at a Gerard Butler thriller, an HBO comedy, a Vincent Van Gogh biopic, a mainstream holiday comedy, and a ton of new Netflix content, including a Quincy Jones documentary and an animated series from the team that brought you Avatar: The Last Airbender. And that’s just the start.
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Update: It’s now being reported that the series is coming to an end because Jim Parsons was ready to leave the show. We’ve added the details below.
The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end with season 12. The show has remained a massive ratings hit, and CBS was more than willing to pull the trigger on a 13th season. But some sort of sanity prevailed, and the show will bazinga its way to a series finale with its upcoming season.
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The world has lost one of its greatest minds.
Stephen Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist who helped shape current thought on cosmology and the infinite possibilities of the universe, has died. He was 76.
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Let’s make a quick list of certain things: death, taxes, and people on the internet finding new ways to complain about the mere existence of The Big Bang Theory while it continues to be one the most popular shows on television. So as you sit down to watch (or possibly hate-watch) the Young Sheldon trailer, a prequel series following Jim Parsons’ character as a kid growing up in east Texas, understand that this show will probably be on the air for a long, long time.
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Another Sunday has passed, which means a new couch gag from The Simpsons has come and gone. The animated series will be coming into its 29th and 30th seasons with a renewal already in place that will solidify the show’s place in TV history with the highest episode count ever. That means there are plenty more couch gags to come, but for now, the most recent one gives us an abridged history of the show that has spanned nearly three decades. The only downside is that it’s in the style of the opening credits for the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of TV Bits:
- The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12.
- MTV may be rebooting Scream with season 3.
- Penelope Cruz has joined American Crime Story season 3.
- Comedy Central has granted Detroiters a second season.
- Amazon is cooking up a new comedy from the director of Sausage Party.
- Peter Sarsgaard joins The Looming Tower.
- NBC reveals the first trailer for Midnight, Texas.
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The CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory is currently in the middle of its 10th season. Right now the network is trying to negotiate a deal to give the popular show starring Jim Parsons a two-season renewal, and CBS CEO Les Moonves says they’re “on the two-yard line” with deal. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, fans will still be getting more of The Big Bang Theory, just not in the way they think.
CBS has just closed a deal to give The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon a straight-to-series order for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. However, this show will have a different format from what The Big Bang Theory fans are used to, and a former Marvel director will be behind the camera for it. Read More »
With television being in a new golden age, the stars of some of the biggest TV shows are getting paid quite a bit of money per episode. You might remember that it was a huge deal when the entire primary cast of Friends signed a deal for $1 million per episode in 2002. That’s far from the norm even in today’s new peak time for television, there are a few cast members from one of today’s hit TV shows making that much money per episode, making them the highest paid actors in TV.
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The Big Bang Theory just began its 10th season last month, and over that decade there have been countless guest stars including Carrie Fisher, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Adam West, Bill Nye, Bob Newhart, James Earl Jones, Stan Lee and more. Also, a batch of former Star Trek cast members have appeared over the years including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, George Takei and Wil Wheaton. But one big kahuna hasn’t appeared on the show yet: The Priceline Negotiator.
William Shatner is best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series as well as the film franchise that reunited the show’s cast on the big screen. Even though the actor has made various guest appearances and cameos in plenty of TV shows and movies over the years, he’s yet to make a stop by The Big Bang Theory. So why hasn’t the show brought Captain Kirk into the fray yet? Well, it’s because he turned them down. Find out why after the jump. Read More »
During his opening remarks to the Television Critics Association, CBS President of Entertainment addressed the upcoming 10th season of their hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. While no deals with cast members have been made beyond this year, Gellar indicated his intention to keep the show going, with the help of the show’s producers at Warner Brothers Television.
“We are very confident that everyone involved wants more Big Bang past year 10,” Gellar said. “I know Warner Bros. will make those deals.” Read More »