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InsideTV Podcast: J'Tia from 'Survivor' explains her 'scorched earth' move

You might expect someone that struggled mightily in pretty much every single challenge, tossed out her tribe’s food supply, took the lead on building a terrible shelter, and then got voted out one day before a tribe shake-up that could have completely changed her fortunes in the game to have some regrets from her experience on Survivor: Cagayan. But not when then someone is nuclear engineer J’Tia Taylor. One day after being eliminated on the show, J’Tia called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk about how it all went wrong, and we mean ALL went wrong. And now you can hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' boss talks Shamy kiss, the scene you almost didn't see

There was a point during the early days of The Big Bang Theory where it was hard to imagine a day when Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) would stand closer than 5 feet to another human being. But who knew a day would come when we’d actually be having a conversation about Sheldon’s first kiss?

After last week’s episode, that’s exactly where we find ourselves — marveling at the progression of an odd creature character once thought to be set in his ways. Not to say he still isn’t, however. In fact, if there’s one amazing thing about the incredible lip-lock Sheldon shared with Amy (Mayim Bialik), it’s that, according to executive producer Steve Molaro, the writers found a way to both honor the character’s beloved uniqueness and inch him forward. In the conversation below, Moloro elaborates on that point and tells EW how the moment came together. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' First Look: Carrie Fisher takes on James Earl Jones...with a bat! -- EXCLUSIVE

Sheldon’s quest to hold his own comic book convention is going to lead to a clash of two Star Wars legends on this week’s The Big Bang Theory.

In the episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) decides to organize a convention after failing to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con and somehow finds himself having a crazy night with James Earl Jones. Now, how that encounter leads to the one you see above in an exclusive photo, we can’t say. Judging by that bat, however, we can pretty much guess that Fisher isn’t too happy to see Jones — or Sheldon, for that matter – on her doorstep. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory': Bill Nye teases tonight's episode

If millennials are looking for a sign the ’90s have returned, look no further than the resurgence of Science Guy Bill Nye. Recently, the television fave of any kid who has ever had a substitute science teacher has been making his way back into the public eye, with appearances on news programs and a far-too-short stint on Dancing With the Stars this season. Now, he’ll play himself and join the nerds of Big Bang Theory in tonight’s episode of the CBS comedy, which will also feature the return of Professor Proton (Emmy-winning Bob Newhart).

“They bring [Newhart] back by having the gang meet him in a drugstore,” Nye explained to EW about the set up for tonight. “And you know Bob Newhart’s timing is just amazing. So Sheldon goes up to him and says, ‘Excuse me, Prof. Proton, you probably don’t remember me because of your advanced age’… Prof. Proton ends up talking to Leonard about this idea he has for nano-vacuum tubes, a hypothetical thing. And Sheldon, in order to compete with him, brings me on. And it turns out Prof. Proton feels that Bill Nye the Science Guy stole his shtick.”

Below, check out a Q&A with Nye discussing working with Newhart, his involvement with the show, and his pick to win Dancing With the Stars. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' First Look: Bob Newhart vs. Bill Nye? -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

The stares exchanged between Bob Newhart and Bill Nye the Science Guy in the exclusive photo above from the upcoming Nov. 7 episode of The Big Bang Theory are powerful enough to set off some sort of chemical reaction, which makes us even more excited for this clash of the science titans.

Per the episode description, Professor Proton (Newhart) reaches out to Leonard (Johnny Galecki) seeking help for an experiment. When Sheldon (Jim Parsons), a fan of Proton’s, finds out, he retaliates by befriending Proton’s TV host rival, Nye.
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Stephen Hawking does 'Big Bang Theory' theme song -- VIDEO

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Want to see Stephen Hawking do The Big Bang Theory theme song?

Below and exclusively on EW.com, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist greets TBBT fans at Comic-Con with this very special message:

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Jim Parsons will never get tired of being nominated for Emmys

Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons just got nominated for his fifth Emmy Award — but don’t assume that means he’s grown immune to the honor. “Oh my God, are you kidding? No!” he says, a note of incredulity in his voice. “[In Hollywood,] one day you’re working and one day people are saying, ‘Who?’ So it’s always a pleasant surprise.”

In fact, says Parsons, he feels more honored to be nominated with every TV season that passes. “There’s more on the air every year, there’s more choices out there,” he explains, “and when people choose you in any way … it’s really touching. I don’t know what other word to use.”

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'Big Bang Theory' and HBO are big winners at Critics' Choice Television Awards

Two TV juggernauts won extra accolades at last night’s 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday night.

CBS’s The Big Bang Theory — the most-watched comedy both on network TV and on cable — snagged three prizes, including the honors for Best Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Simon Helberg), and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kaley Cuoco, who tied with The Middle‘s Eden Sher), making it the awards’ single-most celebrated series.

Cable powerhouse HBO, meanwhile, was cited five times for three different series (Veep, Game of Thrones, and The Newsroom) and one TV movie (Behind the Candelabra), making it the awards’ most celebrated network. With four awards of its own, though, FX is nipping at HBO’s heels. And though Game of Thrones was named Best Drama Series at the awards, it wasn’t the only show to win that title; the fantasy shared the prize with AMC’s Breaking Bad.

A full list of winners — including the BTJA’s picks for this fall’s “most exciting new series” — follows.

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'Arrow,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Good day, Roomies!

Hope the world is treating you well. I certainly can’t complain. In the last week since we’ve touched base, I’m settled into my new L.A.-based digs, mourned the loss of my access to solid public transportation and purchased a car, and started a Fund the Veronica Mars movie piggy bank. Very busy, as you can see. But that brings me to the highlight of my week: Giving y’all scoop on the cool stuff coming up on your favorite shows.

Check out this week’s offerings below, and if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask! SpoilerRoom@ew.com or on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

‘ARROW’ FINALE DISH

How great was Arrow’s Paley panel this weekend? (If you missed it, you suck. Kidding! You can watch it here.) But before the event, Spoiler Room hit the red carpet for some scoop on the finale that executive producer Marc Guggenheim says will find the conflict between Arrow/Oliver (Stephen Amell) and John Barrowman’s Merlyn coming to a big climax. READ FULL STORY

CBS sets finale dates for 'NCIS,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'HIMYM,' and more

The end of the TV season is closer than you think! So start setting your plans — or, really, canceling all your plans. Need specific dates? You’re in luck. CBS has announced the finale dates for all its shows.

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Dish says CBS made Kaley Cuoco take down 'Hopper' tweet, CBS denies it

Kaley Cuoco has found herself in the middle of a big feud between The Dish Network and CBS, the network that airs her hit show The Big Bang Theory.

Dish accused CBS of telling Cuoco to take down a sponsored Twitter message on the actress’ feed that promoted the Hopper, a DVR device that allows customers to automatically skip commercials. She wrote, “Watching live TV anywhere on the #Hopper looks pretty awesome!” The tweet has since been deleted.

DISH, for its part, issued a press release yesterday saying, “It’s disappointing that CBS — once the exemplar of editorial independence and innovation — continues to use its heavy hand to hold back progress from consumers,” said Joe Clayton, Dish president and CEO. “Clearly, with this kind of response, consumers have a true interest in the types of innovations the DISH Hopper offers. It’s a shame that CBS, despite its legacy, feels it needs to thwart this kind of consumer demand.” READ FULL STORY

'Bones,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Office,' 'New Girl,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

I sometimes forget to stop and think about the weirdness that is the Spoiler Room photo blend. I mean, how hilarious/weird/awesome would it be if Dwight, Morgan, and Brennan were on the same show? I mean…wow.

Sorry, can you tell I just got off a Red Eye?

Anyway, enjoy your scoops below, and keep sending questions. I like questions — they give me the same feeling that I got whenever I’d get mail as a kid. That was pretty much euphoria, right?

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Jim Parsons to executive produce TV series about real-life geniuses

The geeks shall inherit TV — with the help of Jim Parsons, who’s won two Emmys for playing their king on The Big Bang Theory.

EW has confirmed that Parsons and producing partner Todd Spiewak are developing a TV series based on Prodigies, a YouTube series that highlights real-life young geniuses. Episodes about innovators like 15-year-old Sierra Leone inventor Kelvin Doe and 5-year-old pool shark Keith O’Dell have attracted millions of views for the YouTube channel THNKR, which boasts nearly 110,000 subscribers. The television version of Prodigies will be shopped to cable and broadcast networks next week at Washington, D.C.’s annual Realscreen Summit.

“I knew within a few minutes of viewing my first episode of Prodigies that I wanted to be a part of the team bringing the digital series to a wider audience via television, spending time with these geniuses, these children, soaring and struggling with their gifts and their talents is inspiring and entertaining in a way that great television is,” Parsons said in a statement.  READ FULL STORY

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