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Inside The Big Bang Theory: TV's Most Popular Sitcom | The Big Bang Theory

Inside The Big Bang Theory: TV's Most Popular Sitcom

Originally posted 09/20/2014 07:35PM

Before the cast of The Big Bang Theory can get on with the business of portraying America's favorite eggheads (and one foxy, out-of-work actress), there is a customary ritual that always precedes the reading of the very first script of the season.

It usually starts with a simple question: How did you spend your summer?

Faster than you can bust out a Bazinga, details are shared in gleeful progression: Jim Parsons (Sheldon) became a Wimbledon groupie. Simon Helberg (Howard) nested at home with his second baby. Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) produced her first movie. Johnny Galecki (Leonard) jetted to Prague, Kunal Nayyar (Raj) hightailed it to India, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Penny) went all Edward Scissorhands on her hair.

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The Dining Guide to The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper

The Dining Guide to The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper

Originally posted 09/18/2014 02:00PM

From pizza to burgers to Thai, we break down the lovable lead's obsession with a well-rounded cuisine

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Cover Story First Look: The Big Bang Theory Stars Open Up

Cover Story First Look: The Big Bang Theory Stars Open Up

Originally posted 09/10/2014 11:00AM

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12 Pieces of Appropriately Geeky Big Bang Theory Trivia | The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory

UpdatePosted 09/17/2014 04:15PM

12 Pieces of Appropriately Geeky Big Bang Theory Trivia

Originally posted 09/17/2014 02:35PM

The cast of The Big Bang Theory is on the cover of PEOPLE this week (on newsstands Friday), and as the show enters its eighth season (it's been renewed through season 10), we've gathered some handy trivia to pull out at viewing parties, Comic-Cons, or anywhere BBT fans may assemble. Use it wisely.

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How the Stars of The Big Bang Theory Forged Incredible Friendships | The Big Bang Theory

How the Stars of The Big Bang Theory Forged Incredible Friendships

Originally posted 09/17/2014 08:00AM

They're on the biggest show on TV, but the stars of The Big Bang Theory say neither fame nor their new, http://www.people.com/article/big-bang-theory-salary-negotiation-kaley-cuoco have changed them.

"Everybody's got their feet on the ground, so it doesn't feel that much different than day one," star Simon Helberg, 33, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, on newsstands Friday.

What began as a series about four lovable brainiacs and the women who love them has blown up into the most popular sitcom on television today, but the show's stars, along with Helberg – Johnny Galecki, 39; Jim Parsons, 41; Kaley Cuoco, 28; Kunal Nayyar, 33; Mayim Bialik, 38; and Melissa Rauch, 34 – say they aim to stay as normal as possible.

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Kaley Cuoco Pokes Fun at Nude Photo Leak

Kaley Cuoco Pokes Fun at Nude Photo Leak

Originally posted 09/03/2014 06:00PM

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco has a million-dollar sense of humor to go with that million-dollar salary of hers.

The 28-year-old star of the CBS comedy posted a photo on Instagram that took playful aim at the recent nude photo leak involving female celebrities.

The picture of Cuoco (who is reportedly among those who were hacked) and her husband Ryan Sweeting shows her breasts and his crotch blurred out. Appropriately enough, she's also holding what appears to be an iPhone.

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Johnny Galecki Splits from Kelli Garner

Johnny Galecki Splits from Kelli Garner

Originally posted 08/27/2014 12:45PM

Johnny Galecki and Kelli Garner have called it quits after more than two years together, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

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From Aaron Paul to Sarah Silverman: The 5 Most Memorable Emmy Speeches

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

UpdatePosted 08/26/2014 03:20PM

From Aaron Paul to Sarah Silverman: The 5 Most Memorable Emmy Speeches

Originally posted 08/26/2014 12:40PM

Awards-wise, the 2014 Emmys played out exactly the way most people would have predicted – lots of trophies for Breaking Bad and Modern Family and assorted other laurels for veteran Emmy favorites.

Thankfully, though, we had the acceptance speeches to inject a hint of surprise into the proceedings.

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Why The Big Bang Theory Should Win an Emmy | The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory

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Why The Big Bang Theory Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:50PM

With apologies to Modern Family, it's time for the Pritchett-Dunphy clan to step aside.

There's a reason why The Big Bang Theory – which is nominated for outstanding comedy series – is the most-watched comedy for four years running: the stars are revered, the jokes are ample, and Sheldon's wardrobe of superhero T-shirts make us wish we could all do our clothes shopping at San Diego Comic-Con.

But enough with limiting the accolades to Jim Parsons, Emmy voters; though we can't deny his comedic chops, his irresistibly fussy Sheldon isn't the only reason for the show's overwhelming success.

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Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:50PM

Say, which shows are nominated at the Emmys this year?

You may be able to name a few, but we're betting you can't remember every single series nominated in the Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Miniseries categories this year.

So, we've built this infographic to test your TV knowledge. Can you get the names of all 18 shows just from one object or symbol? It's harder than it looks, so to help you out, we've listed each show's network underneath.

Happy guessing! (The answers are at the bottom, if you want to cheat.)

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