The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory-Title.jpg
Premiere September 24, 2007
Airs Thursdays at 8PM
Creator Chuck Lorre &
Bill Prady
Network CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Chuck Lorre Productions,
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 12
Episodes 255 (through season 11)
Status Currently airing its final season 12
Origin USA
Official Site CBS
Official Twitter @bigbangtheory feed on Twitter
Official Facebook TheBigBangTheory on Facebook

The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California. Roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both physicists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Penny is a waitress and aspiring actress who later becomes a pharmaceutical representive who lives across the hall from them. Aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali are Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic relief with Penny's social skills and common sense.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Johnny Galecki Dr. Leonard Hofstadter * * * * * * * * * * * *
Jim Parsons Dr. Sheldon Cooper * * * * * * * * * * * *
Kaley Cuoco Penny Hofstadter * * * * * * * * * * * *
Simon Helberg Howard Wolowitz * * * * * * * * * * * *
Kunal Nayyar Dr. Rajesh "Raj" Koothrappali * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sara Gilbert Dr. Leslie Winkle o * o o
Mayim Bialik Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler o * * * * * * * * *
Melissa Rauch Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz o * * * * * * * * *
Kevin Sussman Stuart Bloom o o o o * o * * * * *
Laura Spencer Dr. Emily Sweeney o o * o
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Carol Ann Susi Debbie Wolowitz (voice) * * * * * * * * *
Brian George Dr. Koothrappali * * * * * * * * *
Alice Amter Mrs. Koothrappali * * * * * *
Laurie Metcalf Mary Cooper * * * * * * * * *
John Ross Bowie Barry Kripke * * * * * * * * * * *
Christine Baranski Dr. Beverly Hofstadter * * * * * * * *
Ian Scott Rudolph Captain Sweatpants * * * * * *
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton * * * * * * * *
Brian Thomas Smith Zack Johnson * * * * * *
Aarti Mann Priya Koothrappali * *
Brian Posehn Bertram "Bert" Kibbler * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 24, 2007 May 19, 2008 17
Season Two September 22, 2008 May 11, 2009 23
Season Three September 21, 2009 May 24, 2010 23
Season Four September 23, 2010 May 19, 2011 24
Season Five September 22, 2011 May 10, 2012 24
Season Six September 27, 2012 May 16, 2013 24
Season Seven September 26, 2013 May 15, 2014 24
Season Eight September 22, 2014 May 7, 2015 24
Season Nine September 21, 2015 May 12, 2016 24
Season Ten September 19, 2016 May 11, 2017 24
Season Eleven September 25, 2017 May 10, 2018 24
Season Twelve September 24, 2018 24

In-Depth

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season September 2, 2008 purchase 3
The Complete Second Season September 15, 2009 purchase 4
The Complete Third Season September 14, 2010 purchase 3
The Complete Fourth Season September 13, 2011 purchase 4
The Complete Fifth Season September 11, 2012 purchase 3
The Complete Sixth Season September 10, 2013 purchase
The Complete Seventh Season September 16, 2014 purchase 3
The Complete Eighth Season September 15, 2015 purchase 3

Blu-ray

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region A)
The Complete Third Season September 14, 2010 purchase 2
The Complete Fourth Season September 13, 2011 purchase 2
The Complete Sixth Season September 10, 2013 purchase 2
The Complete Eighth Season September 15, 2015 purchase 2

Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet)

Title Release Discs
Season Sets
The Complete First Season July 10, 2012 purchase 5
The Complete Second Season July 10, 2012 purchase 6
The Complete Fifth Season September 11, 2012 purchase 5
The Complete Seventh Season September 16, 2014 purchase 5

External Sites