‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch Get Totally Framed in Behind-the-Scenes Look

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It appears that the women of “The Big Bang Theory” have been captured in a big-time frame-up.

Series star Kaley Cuoco graced fans with a behind-the-scenes look at the CBS sitcom on Thursday, showcasing a photo depicting herself, along with her co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch wearing very prominent glasses.

In a message accompanying the photo, Cuoco noted, “The tables have turned.”

“The tables have turned,” Cuoco wrote, adding an image of a pair of glasses and the words, “nerd alert.”

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The image prompted an array of responses in the comments section.

“I always thought it would’ve been hilarious if you guys did a Bizaro [sic] episode where you were the nerd and the guys were cool,” one fan wrote.

Another fan lamented that the series is preparing to wrap up its run with its current 12th and final season.

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“Such a shame the show is coming to an end! What needs to happen to keep it going?” the fan asked.

And then there was, “Any thoughts on what’s happening at Santa Anita?” Which was apparently a query to horse-lover Cuoco about the recent spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita Park in Southern California.

See Cuoco’s post below.

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NBC and CBS to Swap Their Next Super Bowls, Moving CBS Up a Year

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NBC and CBS have made their own NFL trade, as the two networks have swapped their upcoming Super Bowls, CBS confirmed.

CBS, which just aired Super Bowl LIII last month, will now air its next Super Bowl on February 2021, a year earlier than scheduled. That means NBC moves back a year to February 2022. There was no monetary compensation between the two networks for the swap.

The switch means that NBC can align its next Super Bowl air-date with its coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing. Those Olympics are scheduled to start on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, two days before Super Bowl LVI from Los Angeles. Each network gets something out of this: CBS won’t have to air its next Super Bowl against the Winter Olympics, while NBC gets to sell its advertising in one batch for the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.

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NBC had a similar arrangement the last time it aired the Super Bowl. Last year, NBC aired Super Bowl LII four days before its coverage of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. That allowed the advertising sales teams to sell across two high-profile TV events at the same time, which resulted in $1.6 billion in ad revenue.

Super Bowl LIII received 98.2 million viewers on CBS, according to Nielsen, marking the first time since 2009 that the big game hasn’t surpassed 100 million viewers. That TV-only total was down 5 percent from last year’s comparable measurement. When you add in data from multiple streaming platforms, last night’s underwhelming game tallied 100.7 million viewers. That is still down 5 percent from 2018’s comparable figures.

Super Bowl LIV is still scheduled to air on Fox on Feb. 2, 2020, from Miami.

Here’s how the next few years shake out now (the NFL’s current TV rights agreements expire in 2023):

  • Super Bowl LIV — Feb. 2, 2020 on Fox
  • Super Bowl LV — Feb. 7, 2021 on CBS
  • Super Bowl LVI — Feb. 6, 2022 on NBC
  • Super Bowl LVII — Feb. 5, 2023 on Fox

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Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Season Finale Grows From Last Year, Beats ‘This Is Us’

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Colton Underwood found love last night on the season finale of “The Bachelor,” and ABC found a Tuesday ratings win in the key demo.

Thanks to “NCIS,” CBS easily won primetime in total viewers.

From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Part 2 of the “Bachelor” finale posted a 2.3 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 8.062 million viewers. Last year’s comparable conclusion aired over three hours on Monday, March 5, 2018, averaging a 2.2 demo rating and 7.938 million total viewers. That elongated episode marked season-finale lows for the series, though a few “Bachelorette” season finales have done worse.

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ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6.35 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following “The Bachelor,” a preview premiere of “Videos After Dark” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 2.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/6 and third in viewers with 6.32 million. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 got a 1.2/5 and 5.3 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 put up a 1.8/7 and 7.5 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.0/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4, but first in viewers with 9.3 million. “NCIS” at 8 landed a 1.1/5 and 11.9 million viewers. “F.B.I.” at 9 had a 1.0/4 and 9 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: New Orleans” got a 0.7/3 and 7.1 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. Those were the results of the two-hour “MasterChef Jr.” premiere.

Univision, The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million; CW was sixth with 1.2 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Roswell, New Mexico” got a 0.2/1 and 938,000 viewers.

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David Beckham Is Way Too Polite When James Corden Pranks Him With Fake LA Galaxy Statue (Video)

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James Corden’s epic prank of David Beckham is tough to watch and impossible to not crack up at.

On Monday, the CBS “Late Late Show” host rolled video of a killer practical joke he played on his buddy Beckham, who in the footage was presented with an awful-looking fake statue meant to permanently adorn the outside of the L.A. Galaxy stadium.

In addition, the Galaxy legend had to sit through a preview of a less-than flattering faux highlight reel, and mingle with some trying fans. Oh, they were fakes too — Corden employed all actors for this all-star setup.

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Through it all — or at least, through it most — Beckham remained perfectly polite. Some American pro athletes can certainly learn a thing or two about decorum here.

Here’s the background: Beckham, a Manchester United icon, came to the states as a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy. There, he became one of the most successful and celebrated Major League Soccer (MLS) players in history. As tribute, the Galaxy commissioned a full-body bronze statue in his likeness. Corden’s version was neither a tribute, nor a likeness.

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Johnny Galecki Reacts After Finale Date Is Announced: ‘VERY Surreal’

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“Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki reacted on Monday after the series finale date for his CBS sitcom was announced, calling the 12-season journey and its impending end “VERY surreal.”

Perhaps in keeping with the series’ nerd-centric theme, there was also math involved, as Galecki ran the numbers on the series.

“273 episodes filmed. 26 days left on the Big Bang stage. 6 episodes to be filmed. 66 days until the 1 hour finale airs. All VERY surreal,” Galecki wrote.

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The actor added, “Much [love] to all the fans.”

Galecki included two photos of himself and his castmates along with his sentiments.

CBS announced Monday that the long-running comedy — which also stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch — will wrap up May 16 with an hour-long finale from 8 to 9 p.m. ET/PT. The finale will mark the series’ 279th episode.

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Galecki isn’t the only one feeling emotional about the upcoming swan song for the series, judging by the comments section of his post.

“Going to miss you all so much. I’ve met my husband, gotten married and had children all around the same time these moments were happening on the show,” one commenter wrote.

“Say it isn’t so!!! Thankful for reruns, although I know them word for word,” another voice chimed in.

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“After each episode my heart hurts a little more,” another fan wrote, adding, “Thank god for syndication!”

And then there was, “You all look like drug dealers in that first picture.”

Oh well; we all have our different methods for processing loss.

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CBS has set an end date for “The Big Bang Theory.”

The long-running sitcom will wrap with an hour-long series finale on Thursday, May 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET/PT. “Young Sheldon” will move back an hour that night to 9 p.m. for its second season finale.

When the series ends, “Big Bang” will finish as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with 279 episodes.

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“The Big Bang Theory” first debuted in 2007 and has garnered 52 Emmy nominations — winning 10 of them — and seven Golden Globe nominations. Jim Parsons himself took home four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, his most recent win in 2014. The show consistently was among the most-watched programs on television and was often used by CBS as a launching pad for new shows.

After “Big Bang Theory” ends its run, CBS is hoping that “Young Sheldon,” which follows Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon Cooper as a child, can fill its massive shoes.

The show was handed a two-season renewal last month, a vote of confidence that the series can become the new anchor for CBS’ comedy lineup. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl told TheWrap that no decision has been made just yet on whether “Young Sheldon” will inherit the “Big Bang” timeslot leading off Thursdays, but he’s bullish that it can be the same launchpad to lead into new series that “Big Bang” was for so many years.

“We’re fortunate to have another show lined up, a young show lined up and teed up to maybe take its spot. We hope its ‘Sheldon,’ but it’s not necessarily a given to go in that timeslot,” Kahl said, who predicted it will be the top-rated sitcom next season. “It’s good to have that and knowing you can use that to kind of build off of and still have some pockets of strength in comedy.”

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Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Drops 24 Percent From Last Week’s Season Premiere

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“American Idol” fell 24 percent in demo ratings Sunday versus the prior week, which was its season premiere. The decline in total viewers was a few points less dramatic than that.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. had a 0.9/5 and 5.6 million viewers. “Idol” from 8 to 10 got a 1.3/6 and 7.2 million viewers. At 10, “Shark Tank” received a 0.8/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS, NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.7/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.5 million; NBC was third with 3.1 million; Fox was fourth with 1.9 million.

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For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 had a 0.8/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 8, “God Friended Me” got a 0.6/3 and 6.7 million viewers. A Grammys tribute to Aretha Franklin closed out the final two hours of primetime, averaging a 0.6/2 and 5.4 million viewers.

For NBC, following a rerun, “World of Dance” from 8 to 10 received a 0.8/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 managed a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

For Fox, after reruns, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 got a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.9/4 and 2.3 million viewers. Another repeat followed.

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Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 906,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 898,000. Following local programming, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.2/1 and 765,000 viewers.

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