In her time on The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik has certainly blossomed as a comedic actress. Her character, Amy Farrah Fowler, walks a fine line between aggressive and awkward, especially when it comes to intimacy with her fiancé, Dr. Sheldon Cooper. And Bialik plays it to perfection. She told us she loves the role, and she’s always happy to find out how much the character is resonating with the show’s fans. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mayim Bialik)
The Big Bang Theory returns with new episodes Thursday March 1 at 8/7c on CBS.
We always look forward to stories on The Big Bang Theory that involves Sheldon Cooper’s mother, Mary, since it means we get to see more of the excellent Laurie Metcalf. She’s so good on the show, she even got an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress category last year. (It was one of three nominations she received last year, and she’s already got three Emmys on her shelf!) This season, though, her appearances on The Big Bang Theory are even more interesting, since Mary Cooper is a regular character on the Young Sheldon spinoff, where she’s played by Metcalf’s own “spinoff” — her daughter, Zoe Perry. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c, followed by Young Sheldon at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.
Sure, they’re brilliant scientists. Sure, they’re socially awkward. Sure, they’re into comic books and sci-fi. But when it comes to the characters he created for The Big Bang Theory, Creator/producer Chuck Lorre doesn’t ever want you using the “N”-word to describe them. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chuck Lorre)
They’re both single-camera comedies. They both take place in the past. And they’re both narrated by an adult version of the main character. So it’s no wonder that, when we spoke to Chuck Lorre about Young Sheldon, he told us he was inspired by another classic comedy, The Wonder Years.
Young Sheldon airs Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.
Young Sheldon had a lot going for it when it premiered on CBS. Obviously, there was the familiarity with the title character, Sheldon Cooper (before he was a doctor!). And of course, the show came from the same team that produces The Big Bang Theory. To us, though, the show’s proverbial ace in the hole is the casting. While the kids are great, the truly inspired casting choice is Zoe Perry, who plays Sheldon’s mother. Part of that is the fact that Perry is a very talented actress. The other part is that her mother is Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf, who plays “old Sheldon’s” mother on The Big Bang Theory. Perry told us that the genetic connection certainly helps her draw similarities to her mom’s version of the character, but she’s also trying to bring something of her own to the younger version of Mary Cooper. (Click on the media bar below to hear Zoe Perry)
Young Sheldon airs Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c, after The Big Bang Theory on CBS.