The Big Bang Theory’s most recent season ended on quite the cliffhanger, with Amy (Mayim Bialik) telling Sheldon (Jim Parsons) she needed some time apart to think. And according to Bialik, who stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con with co-star Kunal Nayyar, the next season will pick up just a couple hours after the last one left off.
With still more than two months to go before The Big Bang Theory returns, the writers of the CBS comedy played coy at Comic-Con on Friday on whether Sheldon and Amy’s relationship will survive the events of the finale.
Frustrated with the glacial pace at which their relationship is moving, Amy (Mayim Bialik) decided to take some space from Sheldon (Jim Parsons), unaware that he has procured an engagement ring. The big question is when he bought the ring. “The answer will be in the premiere episode of season 9,” executive producer Steve Molaro promised.
Before the writers of The Big Bang Theory potentially break our hearts with news about the state of Amy and Sheldon’s relationship at Comic-Con on Friday, EW is here to give you a refresher on where the CBS comedy left off:
The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar is debuting a collection of hilarious and inspiring essays in his upcoming memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You, and EW has the cover to reveal exclusively below.
The characters of The Big Bang Theory have gone plastic!
Ahead of the toy giant releasing the first look at Leonard and Sheldon’s LEGO living room set on Wednesday, EW has an exclusive sneak peek at some of the mini-figures that will be included. Designed by two LEGO fan designers—Alatariel from Sweden and Glen Bricker from the USA—the set comes bundled with seven BBT minifigures: Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy and Bernadette. See below for a first look:
Who would have guessed The Big Bang Theory season 8 finale would begin with everyone’s favorite nerdy couple making out on the couch? The moment was jarring. Should we assume that Sheldon and Amy’s relationship has heated up to a slow boil? Did something happen in the fort a few weeks ago? And why does it seem weird that he’s kissing Amy at the beginning of the episode, but it’s completely believable (and bittersweet) that he’s holding an engagement ring at the end of the episode? Could this be the last we see of Shamy? Where’s my BAZINGA, Chuck Lorre?
It may sound surprising for a comedy to go out with a cliffhanger, but that’s exactly what The Big Bang Theory is planning to do on Thursday night. In fact, there will be several threads left dangling when the CBS series signs off for its eighth season—and we have Sheldon (Jim Parsons) to blame. Find out what’s in store from executive producer Steve Molaro:
For the first time in eight seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Beverly Hofstadter and Mary Cooper are in the same room. Christine Baranski delivers condescending lines with zero emotion as Leonard’s disapproving mom. Laurie Metcalf owns the fact that Sheldon’s mama is chock-full of East Texas charm and righteous judgment. It’s the mother of all episodes.
The arrival of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) mothers will shine a light on their very unconventional friendship during Thursday’s episode of The Big Bang Theory.
“This is the first time their moms meet in the flesh,” executive producer Steve Molaro tells EW. “They are very different women. It is as explosive as you might think it would be.”
It’s all fun and games on The Big Bang Theory, until Raj’s drone stops working. Fortunately his best friend is an MIT graduate with a degree in engineering. If anyone can manipulate the inner workings of a pilotless aircraft, it’s Howard Joel Wolowitz. And with Sheldon Cooper at his side, things are destined to go smoothly. Bazinga.
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