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BIG BANG THEORY, THE
Air Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:31 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#T12.15604) "The Explosion Implosion"
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WOLOWITZ AND SHELDON BOND OVER THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR DISAPPOINTING FATHERS, ON "THE BIG BANG THEORY," MONDAY, OCT. 16

Christine Baranski Returns as Leonard's Mother, Beverly

"The Explosion Implosion" - Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard's mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski)
, finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Oct. 16 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Johnny Galecki (Leonard)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny)
Simon Helberg (Wolowitz)
Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali)
Mayim Bialik (Amy)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette)

RECURRING CAST:

Christine Baranski (Beverly)

GUEST CAST:

Dana L. Wilson (Dr. Samuels)
Michael Patrick McGill (Police Officer)

STORY BY: Bill Prady, Maria Ferrari, Tara Hernandez

TELEPLAY BY: Steve Holland, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe

DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski

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BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
Returns in Fall 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/07 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
12 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's 11th & 12th) on 3/20/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THURSDAYS - Television's top comedy block is adding another strong player. The evening begins with Thursday's #1 program, THE BIG BANG THEORY, at 8:00 PM, leading into television's #1 new comedy YOUNG SHELDON at 8:30 PM, which grew the time period by +91% in viewers and +78% in adults 18-49. Next at 9:00 PM is time-period winner MOM, starring Anna Faris and Academy Award winner Allison Janney, which grew +17% in viewers and +5% in adults 18-49 this season, providing a robust and compatible lead-in for the revival of the groundbreaking comedy MURPHY BROWN at 9:30 PM. S.W.A.T. with Shemar Moore, which improved its time period over +30% in viewers and demos, anchors the night at 10:00 PM.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jim Parsons as Sheldon
· Johnny Galecki as Leonard
· Kaley Cuoco as Penny
· Kunal Nayyar as Koothrappali
· Mayim Bialik as Amy
· Melissa Rauch as Bernadette
· Simon Helberg as Wolowitz
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Walsh as Katie (Original Pilot)
· Iris Bahr as Gilda (Original Pilot)
· Kevin Sussman as Stuart
· Laura Spencer as Emily
· Sara Gilbert as Leslie
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Prady as CRTR/EP
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· James Burrows as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· Warner Bros. Television