The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. The seventh season premiered on September 26, 2013.

The show is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

Over time, supporting characters have been promoted to starring roles: Leslie Winkle, a physicist colleague at Caltech and, at different times, a lover of both Leonard and Howard; Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard's girlfriend (later his wife), a microbiologist and former part-time waitress alongside Penny; neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, who joins the group after being matched to Sheldon on a dating website (and later becomes Sheldon's girlfriend), and Stuart Bloom, the cash-strapped owner of the comic book store the characters often visit.

On January 12, 2011, CBS announced that the series had been renewed for an additional three years, extending it through the 2013–14 season.

International Broadcast:Edit

Country Channel
Canada CTV



Australia Nine Network
Ireland RTE Two


United Kingdom Channel 4


New Zealand TV2
Germany ProSieben
Austria ORF eins
Switzerland 3+
Latin America Warner Channel
Ecuador Ecuavisa



Bolivia Unitel

Canal 5

Canal 12 Saltillo

Venezuela Televen

2BE (Dutch subtitles)

La Deux (French audio)



TPM Star

NRJ 12




Italia 1

India Zee Cafe
Japan Animax
Portugal RTP2
Greece Star Channel
Sweden Kanal 5
Finland Sub



Philippines Jack TV
Netherlands Veronica
Poland TVN 7

Comedy Central

Russia Paramount Comedy
Denmark Kanal 5
Thailand True Series
Israel yes Stars 1
South Africa M-Net
Iceland Stod 2
Turkey CNBC-e
Brazil SBT
Hungary Cool TV

Comedy Central

RTL Klub

Czech Republic Prima Cool
Slovakia Markiza
Romania PRO Cinema

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