Why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Decided Now Was the Time for Amy and Sheldon to Have Sex

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Why The Big Bang Theory decided now was the time for Amy and Sheldon to have sex

“How long could we make this poor girl wait?!” says showrunner Steven Molaro. “I liked that there was something unexpected about it. You could have easily made an episode like this be a season finale or something like that, so why not pull the trigger when people think we may not? The stories lined up with Star Wars coming out. We were so excited about it, and we felt it was time.” PLUS: Jim Parsons says we’re “putting the ‘bang’ into the theory, I guess.”

Jason Priestley is directing a Phil Hartman big-screen biopic

Nice Guy Phil will star Daran Norris as the beloved Saturday Night Live legend.

Seth MacFarlane: A Family Guy movie is happening “Soon”

When asked on Twitter if a long-awaited movie will actually happen, MacFarlane responded: “Soon. Soon.”

CW developing monster drama Transylvania

Set in the 1880s, Transylvania will follow a young woman who teams with a Scotland Yard Detective as they “witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.”

When Jeffrey Dean Morgan was approached about The Walking Dead, he asked: “Is it f–king Negan?”

Morgan first learned the news from his agent/manager. “At the time, they didn’t know the character’s name, because I think it was supposed to be a secret,” he says. “And I’m like, ‘Is it f–king Negan?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t know, we’re going to have to call you back, hold on a second.’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s f–king Negan. And I’m f–king doing it.'”

Read an oral history of Mork and Mindy

The classic ‘70s sitcom’s writers delve into the show that made Robin Williams and Pam Dawber stars.

Damon Lindelof: TV episodes should be distinct

The Leftovers creator doesn’t like it when a television show’s episodes are indistinct from each other. “You know, we call these things episodes for a reason,” he says. “And not just because of structure. When someone has a mental-illness incident, we call it “an episode.” That’s the word that we use for those. The idea is that you can give each episode its own internal flavor and character. The way that we’ve obviously chosen to do that is by individuating the characters.”

The Grinder smartly embraced being a Hollywood satire

Originally, the Fox comedy intended to shy away from mocking show business. PLUS: Why The Grinder is this year’s funniest show.

Ranking every America’s Next Top Model winner

From Naima Mora to Caridee English.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will have their Sisters writer Paula Pell write for them when they co-host SNL

Pell, a former SNL co-head writer, says: “It’s going to be so special to write the week Tina and Amy are hosting and we’re promoting our movie. A real full circle feeling of family and friends and work.”

The Joy of Painting’s Bob Ross is an online sensation, despite being dead for 20 years

The PBS star died in 1995, yet young people rely on him for remixes, memes and, of course, to learn how to paint.

How Netflix keeps its ratings top-secret

Even big-name producers like Tina Fey have no idea how many people are watching on the streaming service.

Jessica Jones gave a shout-out to David Tennant’s Doctor Who

The Marvel Easter egg was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

In praise of The Mindy Project’s boring romance

Mindy Kaling’s Hulu series is venturing into relationship territory that romcoms avoid.

Watch Reggie Watts teach Kid Cudi the art of bandleading on Comedy Bang! Bang!

The Late Late Show bandleader returns to his old show this week.

Nick Offerman films a 45-minute Yule Log video for his favorite whiskey brand

Check out 45 minutes of “silent, uninterrupted brilliance.”

Everybody Loves Raymond daughter sues, claiming she was duped in an internet soap opera scam

Madylin Sweeten says she ended up paying $28,000 to invest in a soap called Youthful Daze.