Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory Streaming Rights

The streaming wars are heating up as a few different media companies prepare to launch their own streaming services over the next year. While Disney+ will be first out of the gate this fall, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max won’t be far behind, and they’re throwing around all sorts of money to ensure they get as many subscriptions as possible.

Right now, negotiations are taking place for HBO Max to pick up the exclusive streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, and they might end up paying as much as $1.5 billion to land all 541 episodes that make up the two shows combined. That’s significantly more than the $425 million that HBO Max already paid for the exclusive streaming rights to Friends, and even more than the $500 million NBC Universal paid for The Office. Why are these two shows so expensive? Read More »

2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Are you ready kids? A SpongeBob SquarePants game show is in the works.
  • Big Bang Theory retrospective airing following series finale.
  • Westworld season 3 adds Vincent Cassel to cast.
  • Evangeline Lilly will star in Vudu’s first original series.
  • Child’s Play TV series will premiere on SYFY in 2020.

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The Office Funko POPs

The 2019 New York Toy Fair is in full swing, and that means we’ll be hearing a ton of new announcements regarding toys and collectibles inspired by your favorite films and TV shows. It should come as no surprise that the folks at Funko have churned out a bunch of new announcements expanding their endless line of Funko POP figures. And some long-awaited franchises will finally be making their vinyl figure debut.

Funko has announced a new wave of The Simpsons POPS, a line that will likely become one of the biggest the company has ever released. The Office fans will be happy to see that the employees of Dunder-Mifflin are also getting a whole like of Funko POPs. And those who still like The Big Bang Theory can finally add more POPs to their collections. But there’s so much more than that from the 2019 Funko POP announcements. Read More »

Trailer Round-Up 1

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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Big Bang Theory Ending

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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stephen hawking dead

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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young sheldon trailer

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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The Simpsons Big Bang Theory Couch Gag

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.

Watch The Simpsons Big Bang Theory couch gag after the jump. Read More »

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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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