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CBS's Big Bang Theory

CBS's Big Bang Theory

CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” has become extraordinarily popular in recent years. This show has incorporated talented actors, witty dialogue, and academic subject matters in an interesting fashion.


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There is a difference between smart writing and writing for smart characters. I tried posing this question to "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Chuck Lorre at the Television Critics Association press tour back in July. He agreed with the basic premise, but couldn't explain how the writing would be different.

Lorre's uncertainty shows in "Big Bang Theory," a new CBS comedy about geniuses that suffers from some mighty stupid writing.

The show's premise is straight out of a different generation of conventional sitcom writing...

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The Nielsen ratings company said Tuesday that "The Big Bang Theory" set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week.

The Thursday night comedy is in its sixth year. It was second only to NBC's Sunday night football game in popularity for the week.

"The Big Bang Theory" is about geeky technology institute workers, an aspiring actress and their friends. Its reruns are very popular on TBS and appear to be fueling interest in original episodes.

It was a big CBS week in the ratings...

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The audience for summer reruns of the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" is up 52 percent over last summer. Nielsen Media Research says the show had nearly as many viewers as television's top-rated comedy, "Two and a Half Men."

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Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a form of Autism that is in the mild end of the autism spectrum. Similar to other forms of autism, AS is characterized by deficits in social communication, social interaction and imagination, but usually have average or above average IQ levels. People with AS always think literally, have little to no clue about facial expressions, tone of voice, and gestures. They find other people difficult to ‘read’ (Theory of Mind), hence may view others’ actions as confusing and also fail to behave in socially appropriate ways. Most conversations with them are one-sided, with them leading and rarely taking your opinions. Finally, they stick to their routines and have a special interest that they may excell on.

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Asperger's syndrome, also called Asperger's disorder, is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination.

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Sheldon Cooper is one of the world’s smartest men with an intellectual capacity through the roof and a language with scientific words normal people only have one comment to (“What?”). Though it’s never been said by himself, all signs throughout the show point to him having the Asperger Syndrome, making him the smartest, but also least social, group member.

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2010, Jim Parsons won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series," and in 2011 he won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical," for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on THE BIG BANG THEORY. His performance also earned him a People's Choice nomination for "Favorite TV Comedy Actor" and the 2010 NAB Television Chairman's Award, which honors significant breakthroughs in television. Parsons was nominated for the TCA Award for "Individual Achievement in Comedy" two years in a row (2009 and 2010), and won the award in 2009. Recently, he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Comedy Series" by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for its very first Critics' Choice Television Awards.

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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

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Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

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There are many misconceptions surrounding the Big Bang theory. For example, we tend to imagine a giant explosion. Experts however say that there was no explosion; there was (and continues to be) an expansion. Rather than imagining a balloon popping and releasing its contents, imagine a balloon expanding: an infinitesimally small balloon expanding to the size of our current universe.

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The Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment.

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