Articles for The Big Bang Theory Season 4

Anyone interested in today‘s TV news in 300 words?The Big Bang Theory Just Got SexierGeeks everywhere, rejoice! Eliza Dushku will appear on an upcoming episode of Big Bang Theory. Dushku will play an FBI agent in charge of interrogating the gang to see if Wolowitz will be granted top level security clearance. Big Bang Theory seems like the perfect fit for Dushku, who already has a cult following of her own. Can you imagine her interviewing Sheldon? If you have to get interrogated, you could do a lot worse than Dushku. [Zap2it]  Read more »
The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
Sometimes in work or life you need a good distraction. TV can be a great source of ideas, and I have found four examples of great ways to waste time, resolve fights, get drunk or just argue with your friends over a trivial matter.  Read more »
Conan gave his fans a special treat last night: A sneak peek at his new talk show on TBS, simply named Conan, which premieres November 8. (The day after my birthday! "Happy birthday to ME, Love Conan.") Anyway, to whet all our appetites again for that special brand of Irish ginger comedy, Conan and his crew presented "Show Zero," which you can watch below.And I recapped it, because if Conan can host the shortest talk show ever, then maybe that means I can write the shortest recap ever (with commentary!). So I too can get my name in the history books. ("What are books?" - You.) Here we go:  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
This morning the Golden Glode Award nominations were announced, and the TV side featured some truly outrageous nominations. While shows like Glee and 30 Rock picked up many expected nominations, who could‘ve seen someone like Scott Caan getting nominated for Hawaii Five-0? Or Piper Perabo for USA‘s Covert Affairs?The Golden Globes also gave love to new shows like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and The Big C. Read more »
Relationships are tricky business, particularly if you‘re either a rich and famous Hollywood star or a fictional character. In Shipping News each week, I break down for you the three most note-worthy (to me!) relationships -- i.e., ships -- o‘ the week into the Tip-Top Ship Shape (for the best ship of the week), That Ship Has Sailed (for romances that fell apart) and You Sunk My Relation Ship (for the most devastating moment in a romance we‘re shipping for). Got a duo you‘re totally shipping for? Drop me a line in the comments, and you may see them featured here.  Read more »
It‘s a busy day for TV news. There is a major cast shakeup at NBC, a three-year renewal on CBS and a record-breaking night in the ratings for NCIS.  Read more »
Thanks to an interview with an astronomer, the Internet has gone crazy over new truths written in the stars. Instead of the 12 zodiac constellations we‘ve all known and loved, it turns out that there‘s a 13th zodiac sign out there. And it‘s called Ophiuchus. Weird... Read more »
Imagine it‘s a Tuesday night and you‘re a fan of V, The Good Wife and Parenthood. Like any rabid TV fan, you have a DVR with the ability to record two shows at the same time. V airs at 9pm while The Good Wife and Parenthood come on at 10pm, so recording all three shows is easy, right?Wrong.  Read more »
It was a big night for Glee as members of the foreign press kicked off awards season with the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.The Fox musical series was named Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical for a second year in a row, with Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch taking home Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. HBO‘s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire was named Best TV Series - Drama, with Steve Buscemi named Best Actor - Drama. Katey Sagal was finally recognized as Best Actress - Drama for her work in FX‘s Sons of Anarchy, while Jim Parsons and Laura Linney were similarly feted.The Facebook drama The Social Network emerged as the big winner on the film front, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and honors for director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin. The quirky comedy The Kids Are All Right went home with two awards, including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Natalie Portman was named Best Actress - Drama for Black Swan, while The Fighter‘s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took nods for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.The nominees for this year‘s major awards are listed below, with the winners in bold. The full list of winners can be found here. Read more »
On Thursdays at 8pm, there‘s an epic comedy battle being waged as The Big Bang Theory on CBS competes head-to-head with NBC‘s Community. As far as the ratings are concerned, it‘s no contest. Since CBS moved The Big Bang Theory to Thursday, it has regularly crushed Community, often getting about three times as many viewers. But creatively, it‘s a dead heat.  Read more »
Last year CBS shook up its schedule by moving two of its strongest performers, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and now the network is doing it again.CBS has revealed its fall 2011 schedule, and the biggest changes come with moves for two of the networks biggest dramas, CSI and The Good Wife. After years of anchoring Thursday nights, the original CSI is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm, where it will no doubt try to kill Law and Order: SVU once and for all.  Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Agreement Dissection."High Five Highlights:1. Priya continues to prove she‘s running the show when she attempts to put a stop to Sheldon‘s intolerable roommate agreement. It‘s infringing on her steamy shower time with Leonard.2. After an unsuccessful attempt to relieve himself in his own apartment, Sheldon displays his usual lack of regard for social convention by barging into Penny‘s commode - almost running her over in the process.3. While hesitant to engage in any activity that would include discussion of menstrual cycles, Sheldon finally agrees to tag along for a girl‘s night out when Penny mentions there will be plenty of Priya-bashing.4. Sheldon surprises us again, albeit with his usual level of narcissism, by showing off his waltzing skills. Meanwhile, Penny tactfully fends off the groping attempts of her much older dance partner.5. Spurred on by Amy Farrah Fowler‘s pep talk, Sheldon finds a solution to Priya‘s earlier nullification of his prized roommate agreement. It‘s below-the-belt, for sure, but Sheldon has proved time and again that being unscrupulous is not beneath him when something important is at stake. Read more »
Last night, FOX dominated with the steadily rising American Idol and the season finale of Bones. Bones aired its season finale last night, and ended the episode with quite the surprise. The episode was Bones‘ highest rated finale since 2008, with 10.05 million viewers. Fans are hungry for more Bones, so it‘s going to be a long summer.And if you missed last night‘s finale, check out our Bones recap here. Read more »
FOX obviously led the evening last night with its premiere of the eighth season of So You Think You Can Dance. No new summer shows have premiered as of yet, so Dance is completely without competition at the moment.So You Think You Can Dance was up 7% from last year‘s premiere episode, with 9.1 million viewers. The episode consisted of the auditions held in Atlanta and the Bay area, with judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and a host of guest judges selecting the cream of the crop to join them in Vegas.Check out our So You Think You Can Dance recap here! Read more »
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over now that American Idol has wrapped up, so it‘s time to look back and see what shows and networks were the big winners and losers of the year. Deadline has two fantastic lists ranking over 140 shows in terms of total viewers and the strong demographic of 18-49-year-olds. A quick look at the list for total viewers reveals that reality competitions and CBS crime procedurals are still in power, taking the top 12 spots on the list.  Read more »