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'The Big Bang Theory': Dr. Sheldon Cooper inspires new bee name

The enormous popularity of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory has at least one egghead buzzing in Brazil. A biologist there decided to pay tribute to a new bee species by giving it a name that’s associated with Jim Parsons’ role on the CBS comedy.

Meet the Euglossa bazinga (above) — a “misunderstood” orchid bee that looks awfully similar to the more common western Brazilian orchid bee. Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia discovered the new species and decided to dub it by using Dr. Cooper’s fun catchphrase. “Sheldon Cooper’s favorite comic word bazinga, used by him when tricking somebody, was here chosen to represent the character,” according to a paper written by Nemesio and his team. “Euglossa bazinga has tricked us for some time due to its similarity to E. ignita, what led us to use bazinga.”

“We are always extremely flattered when the science community embraces our show,” said Executive Producer Steven Molaro in a statement. “Sheldon would be honored to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him. In fact, after Mothra and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creatures.”

Chuck Lorre apologizes for 'Bachelor' criticism

Chuck Lorre is (sorta) trying to make good with Bachelor producers and fans after making a dig at the show last week.

In an online version of his weekly vanity card, the Two and a Half Men/Big Bang Theory executive producer made an off-hand remark about the ABC reality series while tackling a number of larger political issues in anticipation of the then-upcoming presidential election. “What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like The Bachelor?” he wrote in part. (Read the full card here, which was censored when it aired after Big Bang Theory.)

After Bachelor Nation took offense (a producer, an ABC exec, and even host Chris Harrison tweeted responses), Lorre used Thursday night’s card to clear the air, saying he was “looking at the show through the tired old eyes of ’60′s feminism” and that “women are now free to do anything they want, and that includes going on a reality show and using all their female wiles to snag Mr. Right.”

His full comment, which were originally posted on his website, is below. READ FULL STORY

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin landing on 'The Big Bang Theory'

Sure, The Big Bang Theory‘s Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) spent time on the International Space Station, but did he walk on the moon?

Famed Apollo astronaut and Dancing With the Stars season 10 contestant Buzz Aldrin will appear as himself in a cameo on the Halloween episode, “The Holographic Excitation,” CBS announced Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory' cast on last season's finale and their top moments of all time -- EXCLUSIVE

Spend five minutes talking to The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Johnny Galecki, and two things become clear: One, these castmates express their genuine warmth and affection for each other by a near-constant stream of good-natured teasing. And two, trying to steer their conversation is like attempting to corral Sheldon after he’s had coffee — it’s best just to enjoy the ride.

Case in point: When EW sat down with the Big Bang quintet after their photo shoot for this week’s cover story on the CBS hit, we asked each actor to share their personal favorite moment in the entire series for their respective characters. Things did not quite go as planned. Check out their answers, which stretched across all five seasons of the show, below: READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory': Howard and Bernadette argue...in spaaaaace! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In the season 5 finale of The Big Bang Theory, Howard (Simon Helberg) blasted off to the International Space Station after his rooftop wedding to Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). When the show picks up at the start of season 6 (airing Thurs., Sept. 27 on CBS), Howard’s still floating up in the great beyond — but that doesn’t mean he’s out of reach of his newly betrothed. In this exclusive clip from the season premiere, Howard video chats with Bernadette, and while she’s happy to see her husband, her immediate concerns are much more, shall we say, earthbound. Check out the clip below:  READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory' season 6 promo: Howard in space! Plus, are [spoiler] headed for a breakup?!

Leaving the planet seems to have had little impact on Howard’s relationship with his mother, who still loudly beckons for her son in this promo for The Big Bang Theory‘s upcoming season 6, which kicks off Sept. 27.

Back on Earth, however, there seems to be a little trouble with another pairing — Sheldon and Amy! We’d go into detail but it would ruin the myriad of emotions you’ll feel while watching their part in the promo below. Goes something like: “No!” “Aww!” “Wait.” “Oh, Sheldon.”

Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

'Castle,' 'Grimm,' 'Parenthood,' 'Leverage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy three-day weekend, gang! Hope you enjoy these end-of-week offerings before you retreat to your caves. (Just me? Ok…)

Remember to keep sending in your questions — @EWSandraG via Twitter or spoilerroom@ew.com. I’ll be able to knock out a few more next week and hopefully have a treat or two for loyal askers who have been waiting so patiently. READ FULL STORY

Mayim Bialik back at work, but still in pain after car accident

Mayim Bialik returned to the set of The Big Bang Theory Thursday following a minor car accident in L.A. on Wednesday that left her with a severe injury to her left thumb. She tweeted about the “love and support” she received from the show’s cast and crew and said she was “Grateful. And tired.” Friday morning, the Emmy nominee tweeted again, her sense of humor still in tact: “Nerve block: good. Nerve block wearing off: not good. Natural childbirth: manageable and profound. This: meh.” READ FULL STORY

Mayim Bialik injured in car accident, tweets she will 'keep all my fingers'

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik was in a “minor car accident” on Wednesday, according to a statement from a rep. “She is doing fine and will be returning to work tomorrow,” continues the rep. “She thanks everyone for their concern.”

People reports that Bialik was struck while driving on Hollywood Blvd., and quotes an LAPD officer saying she incurred “a severe injury to her left thumb.” Despite initial reports that the Emmy-nominated actress may have lost a finger due to the wreck, however, Bialik tweeted the following statement: “(husband typing) In pain, but will keep all my fingers. If you wanna see pre accident me, watch The Soup tonight lol.”

This isn’t the first time a Big Bang actress had a scary brush with possibly losing an appendage. In 2010, Kaley Cuoco severely broke her left leg in a riding accident that nearly resulted in amputation and kept her off the show for several episodes.

Read more:
Emmy Awards: Mayim Bialik talks about her nod and ‘Big Bang Theory’
Kaley Cuoco shares leg-breaking story (says ‘Big Bang Theory’ won’t write in injury)
Mayim Bialik: My First Record

Emmy Awards: Mayim Bialik talks about her nod and 'Big Bang Theory'

Mayim Bialik already had a busy morning — she had an interview about world breastfeeding month at 8:30 a.m., right as Emmy nominations were being announced.

Needless to say, her morning suddenly got a lot busier. The actress, who earned a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy nomination for her work as Amy on The Big Bang Theory, (in addition to a Best Comedy nod for the show) got on the phone with EW to talk about how she’ll celebrate (vegan cupcakes), working with Jim Parsons, and what she loves about Amy and Sheldon.

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Comic-Con: Take a look at TV lineup so far

EW has put together a guide of all the TV madness happening at Comic-Con this year. Whether you’re dying to know what’s going down next season on Glee, searching for the inside scoop on buzzy new shows like Arrow, or just hoping to catch a glimpse of Ian Somerhalder speak, there’s a panel that’s got you covered. Drop in to learn what’s going on with your favorite television programs, and  be sure to keep checking back to this page as we update with more panel info and star appearances as they become available. Comic-Con takes place July 12-15 in San Diego. But don’t worry if you can’t make it — EW will be on ground bringing you updates as it all unfolds.

Thursday July 12:

-Beauty and the Beast (The CW): Stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, along with executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper.

-Dexter (Showtime): Stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and special guest star Yvonne Strahovski. Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto.

-MAD (Cartoon Network): Producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.

-Nikita (The CW): Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Forseca; Executive Producer Craig Silverstein.

-Psych (USA): Stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen, along with creator/executive producers Steve Franks,  EP Kelly Kulchak, and EP Chris Henze.

-Teen Wolf (MTV): Stars Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis.

-Wilfred (FX): screening and Q&A with Elijah Wood.

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TV's top time-period battles this fall

With the fall TV schedule now complete (below), we get to step back and take a look at the hellish battleground that broadcast hath wrought. There’s some very tough-to-predict match-ups this fall:*

Tim Allen vs. Whitney Cummings (Fridays, 8-9): “No, my show’s lamer!” ABC and NBC have their low-expectations comedies airing on Fridays this fall, and they might run head-to-head depending on when NBC launches (ABC’s comedies premiere in November). NBC has Whitney and Community and ABC has Last Man Standing and new comedy Malibu Country. (Community fans, if your ass beat by Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin, we have no words for you). At least 9 p.m. shows Shark Tank and Grimm will have half-way decent lead-ins for once. Our prediction: Edge goes to ABC.

Britney Spears vs. Christina ‪Aguilera‬: OK, so one this is kind of a cheat. The Voice and X Factor won’t air on the same nights, let along in the same time period. But if you think their lack of head-to-head scheduling will matter to the media, you deserve to be hit, baby, one more time. Everybody will obsess over how these two compare. NBC’s The Voice has the wind at its back, averaging 6.2 in the adult demo this season compared to X Factor‘s 4.4. We all want to see how Spears handles the reality show spotlight, but many wonder if she can pull off being entertaining and analytical. Mark Burnett cast The Voice with big names who are charismatic and have the cojones to criticize a singer. Simon Cowell seems to like big names — who are just big names. Prediction: You can’t hold down Xtina. READ FULL STORY

CBS fall 2012-13 schedule revealed

2-BROKE-GIRLS

Freshman hit 2 Broke Girls takes over the anchor spot on Mondays while Two and a Half Men moves to Thursdays behind The Big Bang Theory in the new CBS schedule unveiled today in New York. CSI: NY now opens Fridays and The Mentalist moves to Sundays behind The Good Wife.

There was some thought that CBS would go with a two-hour block of comedies on Thursdays but instead the block of Big Bang Theory and Men leads into Person of Interest and the new Sherlock Holmes-like drama Elementary. “We had the guns to go to four comedies,” admits CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl. “This is simply the way the schedule felt strongest and looked best to us.”

Here it is: 

MONDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS HIMYM Partners 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-O
NBC The Voice Revolution
FOX Bones The Mob Doctor
ABC Dancing with the Stars Castle
CW 90210 Gossip Girl
TUESDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles Vegas
NBC The Voice Go On The New Normal Parenthood
FOX Raising Hope Ben and Kate New Girl The Mindy Project
ABC Dancing with the Stars the Results Show Happy Endings Don’t Trust the B— Private Practice
CW Hart of Dixie Emily Owens, M.D.
WEDNESDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS Survivor: Philippines Criminal Minds CSI
NBC Animal Practice Guys with Kids Law & Order: SVU Chicago Fire
FOX The X Factor
ABC The Middle Suburgatory Modern Family The Neighbors Nashville
CW Arrow Supernatural
THURSDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Big Bang Theory Two and a Half Men Person of Interest Elementary
NBC 30 Rock Up All Night The Office Parks and Recreation Rock Center with
Brian Williams
FOX The X Factor Results Glee
ABC Last Resort Grey’s Anatomy Scandal
CW The Vampire Diaries Beauty and the Beast
FRIDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS CSI: NY Made in Jersey Blue Bloods
NBC Whitney Community Grimm Dateline NBC
FOX Touch Fringe
ABC Shark Tank / Last Man Standing, Malibu Country Primetime: What Would You Do? 20/20
CW America’s Next Top Model Nikita
SUNDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Amazing Race The Good Wife The Mentalist
NBC Football Night in America The Celebrity Apprentice Do No Harm
FOX The Simpsons Bob’s Burgers Family Guy American Dad
ABC Once Upon a Time Revenge 666 Park Avenue
KEY: ABC: PINK | CBS: BLUE | FOX: ORANGE | NBC: GREEN | CW: PURPLE Note: New shows highlighted in red | NT: New Time Slot

In addition, CBS will bow a new drama called Golden Boy in midseason that tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner. There is also a new comedy called Friend Me, about twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at GroupOn.

Undercover Boss will be back, too, as well as a new Mark Burnett show called The Job. It’s a competition that leads to a dream job.

No ruling yet, however, on whether Rules of Engagement will return.

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