The Big Bang Theory

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How The Big Bang Theory came to rely on over familiar chemistry
Once the geeks got the girls the show’s family-friendly comedy was smothered in cosiness

Rich Pelley

13, May, 2019 @12:00 PM

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2019 in pop culture: from Adele’s 30 to ‘zapping’ your TV
A guide to everything you’ll need to know about TV, film and music next year, including Tarantino’s Charles Manson obsession and what’s next for Richard Madden’s bum

Leonie Cooper, Michael Cragg, Hannah J Davies, Harriet Gibsone, Joel Golby, Ellen E Jones, Steve Rose and Jack Seale

29, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Big Bang Theory is ending – our long nightmare is finally over
The inexplicably popular geek sitcom has announced that its 12th season will be its last. Its demise should come as a relief to everybody

Stuart Heritage

23, Aug, 2018 @9:31 AM

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From The Simpsons to Pink Floyd: Stephen Hawking in popular culture
The scientist’s fame led to appearances on sitcoms, films about his life and music being written about him

Will Dean

14, Mar, 2018 @4:27 AM

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The week in TV: Mum; Young Sheldon; Hold the Sunset; Seven Seconds; Brit awards
Lesley Manville excels once more as Mum, while Young Sheldon mines a Big Bang Theory hero’s precocious youth

Euan Ferguson

25, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Young Sheldon review: he’s an irritating little smartypants – but he’s headed for something Big one day
There are plenty of laughs in this prequel to The Big Bang Theory, but the emotional punches are only threatened, and never land

Sam Wollaston

23, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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'Everything that's wrong with humanity': readers on troubling TV shows, from GoT to Buffy
Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother - should these programmes ever have been aired?

Rachel Banning-Lover and Guardian readers

04, Aug, 2017 @1:03 PM

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The Big Bang Theory has officially started its death spiral
Everything is working against the goofy geek show, so it’s announced a Young Sheldon prequel that could prove wildly popular – but looks far more likely to be a creepy, depressing disaster

Stuart Heritage

14, Mar, 2017 @11:57 AM

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Johnny Depp thanks fans for trust at People's Choice awards
The actor, who recently finalised his divorce, enjoyed a podium finish alongside the likes of Tom Hanks, Blake Lively and Finding Dory – which was named best picture

Catherine Shoard

19, Jan, 2017 @9:54 AM

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Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons to play lead in BuzzFeed's Brother Orange
Media website’s first feature film will recount the real-life story of an editor who became a social media star in China after his mobile phone was stolen

Andrew Pulver

15, Nov, 2016 @12:35 PM

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The Big Bang Theory prequel in the works at CBS
Hit TV show to get a spinoff, based on the teenage years of Sheldon Cooper, the character played by Jim Parsons, though no current actors will star

Benjamin Lee

07, Nov, 2016 @8:49 PM

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Why television writing has become the new home of verbal complexity
The high literary style of Woolf and Nabokov was long ago condemned as elitist and replaced by bland accessibility. But there is now a return to verbal complexity, not least in the unlikely medium of TV

Amit Chaudhuri

07, Oct, 2016 @1:00 PM

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