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'Big Bang Theory': Why I'm hoping Sheldon's new [SPOILER] is Penny

Talk about a season going out with a Bang: After spending four seasons torturing Leonard, The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper is getting a new roommate, as EW’s Sandra Gonzalez reported last night. Two things: 1) This, of course, presents an opportunity for high comedy — there’s nothing quite like watching Sheldon adapt to that which he hates most: Wil Wheaton change, and 2) Who will this poor, poor person be? (Apparently, according to executive producer Bill Prady, it’s an existing cast member.)

It’s a scientific fact that opposites do attract. So as much as I would enjoy watching Amy Farrah Fowler shack it up with Sheldon — as Gonzalez predicts — I’m rooting for a different Big Bang Theory lady to take on the role of Sheldon’s roommate: Penny. READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory': Why is Leonard with Priya?

Yes, she’s hot. Like, ridiculously hot. Out-of-Leonard’s-league hot. I realize this, fellow Big Bang Theory fans. But that can’t possibly be the only reason that Leonard is interested in Raj’s sister Priya, right? After spending three seasons watching Penny and Leonard’s will-they-won’t-they-wow-they-just-did-now-what?, I’ll admit I was curious, and excited, about the prospect of a new love interest for the sitcom’s (much smarter than) everyman. (Not to mention thankful for the the fact that the show’s female perspective was about to get slightly more diverse.) But then the series gave us… Priya. The smart, grounded, practical — and did I mention hot? — Priya. Problem is, in the geeky, eccentric world of Big Bang, practical just doesn’t cut it. READ FULL STORY

Jim Parsons, Lee Pace set to make Broadway debuts in AIDS drama 'The Normal Heart'

Jim-Parsons-Lee-PaceImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos; Tina Gill/PR PhotosThe Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace have joined the cast of director Joel Grey’s Broadway premiere of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Set in New York City in the early ’80s, the play follows a group of friends who refuse to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of the unspoken HIV/AIDS epidemic. The 12-week engagement begins April 19, with an official opening set for April 27, and must align perfectly with Parsons’ hiatus between Big Bang Theory seasons.  READ FULL STORY

TV's Most Dateable Characters: Choose your 'one' from readers' top picks (Poll!)

Dateable-charactersImage Credit: Greg Gayne/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC; Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Bob D'Amico/ABC (2)Last week, PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one?  READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Big Bang Theory,' take on Twitter

greys-anatomyImage Credit: Randy Holmes/ABCTelevision was a-Twitter last night, with both Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory relying heavily on current technology for plot points. Sheldon’s students tweeted about how bad his lectures were, and someone “uploaded pictures to their Flickr account.” On Grey‘s, some of the doctors started tweeting their surgeries. Timely!

Maybe too timely, actually: READ FULL STORY

Do you HATE a TV show that other people love?

Glee-Big-Bang-Theory-BoredImage Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox; Robert Voets/CBS; Barry Wetcher/HBOPopWatchers, ain’t love grand? Last week, I wrote a post asking about the TV shows you love that everyone else hates. You bravely responded with a list of supposed travesties (Shasta McNasty), forgotten curiosities (Strange Luck), and much-insulted reality shows. (I’m so glad to discover that I’m not the only person who unabashedly enjoys the trash-tastic Real World/Road Rules Challenge series.) However, one thread on the comment boards turned the question upside down with a slightly more insidious question: What shows do you hate that everyone else loves?

Quite a few commenters turned their attention to one show in particular: Glee. Sam said, “I hate hate hate hate Glee. I don’t see how anybody about the age of 12 could stand watching it.” Strong words — but arguably harsher were ex-Gleeks like Janet, who said, “Glee is hands-down the worst show on television, and this is coming from someone who enjoyed the first season.” (All the anti-Glee feeling reminds me a little bit of the counter-buzz that developed during the sophomore seasons of The OC and Heroes. Although we can all agree that Glee hasn’t reached the depths of Bisexual Marissa Cooper and the Terrible Tears of Death…right?)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, since comedy is a highly subjective art, most of the other shows mentioned were sitcoms. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' sponsors 'Soft Kitty' upload contest. What kitty would you include in your video? (Would a Tribble count?)

big-bang-soft-kittyImage Credit: Richard Cartwright/CBSYou know, I can’t even get through a round of “Soft Kitty” without imagining this kitteh, or this kitteh, or these kittehs, and thus erupting into a fit of cuteness-inspired shrieks. (It’s even hard to write this post looking at the photo to the left, since my hands are trembling with the thoughts of the adorableness of these felines. Yes, I’m one of those.) So I’m probably not the best person to compete in The Big Bang Theory‘s “Soft Kitty Upload Contest,” which asks fans to submit a video of them singing Sheldon’s favorite soothing tune in order to win a trip to a taping of the CBS sitcom.

Nevertheless, I’d love to see what kind of footage fans would beam onto the Internet. Surely, a Zazzy reference or two is completely and totally necessary to bag the win, but I won’t be impressed until I see Keyboard Cat whip together a version of the tune. Especially because that cat is dearly departed, so it would take some serious science to nab a cameo. (Or one heckuva bazinga.) Click here to submit a video, and, for a reminder of the song, click the jump! READ FULL STORY

Jim Parsons and Ty Burrell on 'Sesame Street'

Jim Parsons on Sesame Street: great! Ty Burrell on Sesame Street: even better? Both are pretty charming, but I’m partial to Parsons’ exploration of the word “arachnid” over Burrell’s meditation on the hexagon. Behold: READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory': Tweet early, tweet often

Big-Bang-Theory-ringImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSThe Big Bang Theory‘s Twitter-happy EP Bill Prady often posts cool backstage pictures or videos: Behold Kaley Cuoco sitting in Sheldon’s seat. Or the cast and crew singing “Soft Kitty.” Last night, he issued a challenge to the show’s fans: “Here’s the deal, folks. If you can get #bigbangtheory to trend on Thursday (our day!), I’ll post a cool backstage pic.” So far, it’s not trending, but there’s still plenty of time. 

BBT is one of the more Twittered shows. Prady tweets all the time, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar both tweet a lot, including pictures from the set and snack times, I guess. Sara Gilbert tweets, guest star Eliza Dushku tweets — it’s a big old tweet market.

So are you helping, PopWatchers? Are you tweeting #bigbangtheory in the hopes of some backstage scoop?

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Kaley Cuoco shares leg-breaking story (says ‘Big Bang Theory’ won’t write in injury)
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Kaley Cuoco shares leg-breaking story (says 'Big Bang Theory' won't write in injury)

kaley-cuoco-legDespite our best efforts to help The Big Bang Theory producers brainstorm ideas for how to incorporate Kaley Cuoco’s cast, they’ve decided not to write her broken leg into the show. Instead, waitress Penny will become a bartender so she can be shot from the waist up, Cuoco told Ellen DeGeneres yesterday. The decision surprised her, too, she admitted. But we concede it’s the simplest fix.

Cuoco also shared the story of how she broke her leg during a Saturday horse-riding lesson. Watch the interview here. She obviously tells it best, and it involves sound effects. In short, her horse spooked, she fell off, and laughed, because she was totally fine. Only her horse wasn’t done. He tried to leap over her and landed on her left leg. (Cue the crackling she thought was him landing in leaves.) She didn’t feel anything at first. “Then I looked, and I’m like, wow, my foot’s facing me… And I was like, that’s not normal.” She was in shock, and tried to pick it up and it just dangled. The paramedics needed to cut off her boot and “all the bones were sticking out.” At the hospital, the doctor told her she had three options — the first was amputation. In the full interview, embedded below, she says they were worried about infection and told her she might come out of the emergency surgery with only one foot. Instead, they put two giant metal bars in her leg during her two-week hospital stay, which caused her to be written out of two episodes entirely. She says she thinks the horse, “the love of my life,” feels bad and she can’t wait to ride him again. Perhaps Penny’s job change should be permanent, just in case. READ FULL STORY

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