The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 ...
Like the previous season, the first six episodes of the ninth season aired on a different night due to CBS acquiring the rights to Thursday Night Football games. In May 2015, CBS announced at its annual upfront presentation, that the series would begin its ninth season on Mondays, before returning to the Thursday slot once the football games ended.
The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 ...
The ninth season received mixed reviews. John Doyle of The Globe and Mail criticized the humor, writing that "The show isn't funny any more. The same tired jokes go around in circles. It's dated and stale", while Tom Eames of Digital Spy criticized the relationship between characters Leonard and Penny, writing that they "certainly don't have some passionate, Ross and Rachel-style 'will they / won't they' romance, with fans dying to see them together. Even now they're married, it's a weirdly anti-climactic payoff - and it doesn't quite feel right that they're together." Ashley Bissette Sumerel of TV Fanatic wrote that "For a rather serious season premiere, "The Matrimonial Momentum" is still a lot of fun".
In The Big Bang Theory's ninth season, Sheldon and Amy deal with the aftermath of their break-up before reuniting and taking a big step forward in their relationship, Leonard and Penny adjust to married life, Howard and Bernadette get the welcome news that she's pregnant, while Raj's relationship with Emily takes a break when he falls for another woman, only for him to start dating both women at the same time.
Laurie Metcalf reprised her role as Sheldon's mother, Mary Cooper, in the season premiere and season finale. Keith Carradine returned as Penny's father, Wyatt, in "The Bachelor Party Corrosion". John Ross Bowie returned as Barry Kripke in four episodes of the season. Michael Rapaport (Prison Break, Friends) guest starred in "The Helium Insufficiency" as Sheldon and Leonard's black-market helium "dealer". Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, guest starred in "The Spock Resonance", which also featured Wil Wheaton. Casey Sander reprised his role as Bernadette's father, Mike Rostenkowski, in the episode.
Batman's Adam West appeared as himself in the 200th episode of the season, "The Celebration Experimentation". In the episode, Sara Gilbert made her first appearance as Leslie Winkle since Season 3, while Christine Baranski and Wil Wheaton also guest starred. Brian Thomas Smith reprised his role as Zack Johnson, Penny's former boyfriend (and husband), in "The Fermentation Bifurcation".
Christine Baranski returned as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in "The Line Substitution Solution", where her anger about missing her son's wedding causes Penny to promise a redo ceremony. In the season finale, "The Convergence Convergence". Judd Hirsch (Taxi) guest starred as Leonard's father and Beverly's ex-husband, Dr. Alfred Hofstadter, in town for the redo wedding. Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf also guest starred in the episode.
The Big Bang Theory's ninth season contained twenty-four episodes which aired between September 2015 and May 2016. The ninth season premiered on Monday, September 21, 2015 on CBS. The show returned to its regular Thursday night slot on November 5, 2015. The Big Bang Theory hit a milestone in its ninth season with its 200th episode, "The Celebration Experimentation". The Big Bang Theory's ninth season finale aired on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
During its ninth season, The Big Bang Theory was once again the highest-rated and most-watched sitcom on television. The Big Bang Theory's ninth season averaged over 15 million viewers per episode and had an average rating of 3.7 in the key 18-49 demo, more than a full point ahead of the nearest competing sitcom.
Yes! Leonard and Penny are going to officially tie the knot. This news doesn't come from some fan ease-dropping on one of the live tapings. This giant piece of The Big Bang Theory Season 9 intel actually comes from showrunner Steve Molaro himself. If you're up to speed as The Big Bang Theory airs new episodes on CBS, and not a syndication newbie just starting to fall in love with one of the world's highest rated shows, then you know full well that Leonard and Penny were about to take the biggest step forward in their lives as last season came to its rousing and shocking conclusion.
On the ninth season of the smash CBS comedy, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and the rest of our nerdtastic gang, will embark on a Star War-themed episode centered on the highly anticipated new chapter, The Force Awakens, TVLine reports.
This is, of course, not the first time that Star Wars has been a focal point of a Big Bang Theory episode. Most recently, Sheldon and Leonard took a trip to Skywalker Ranch in season eight, where they were held in a Stars Wars detention for trying to sneak into the property.
The astrophysicist hit it off with Raj, but was immediately dismissed by Sheldon, who holds him responsible for Pluto's demotion as a planet. He'll be back on the 12th season premiere when he gets into a Twitter fight with Raj.
Wyatt comes to visit his daughter on season four's ninth episode and is thrilled about Penny dating someone with a college degree. The only problem is that they're not together anymore. Wyatt just doesn't know that.
Previously, Smith's voice was heard on season eight, episode 20 of the show. Smith calls into a podcast taping about Penny's ape movie with Wheaton. It turns out Smith is one of the few people who enjoyed the movie and he invites Penny to audition for a role in "Clerks 3."
Audiences had heard of Sheldon's infamous Meemaw countless times throughout the series and they finally got the chance to meet her in this episode when she visited Pasadena to meet Amy. Sadly, the visit isn't very pleasant as Meemaw immediately informs Amy that she doesn't like her, nor does she approve of her dating Sheldon. When Amy finally confronts her and asks why, Meemaw states that it's because she hurt Sheldon deeply when she broke up with him at the end of season 8 (having since reconciled). Sheldon admits to his Meemaw that while he was hurt, he also knows that he and Amy help each other be better people - so Meemaw agrees not to stand in their way.
Normally in a sitcom that lasts over a decade, one or more of the main characters will usually have had a child (or expanded their family in some way or another). But other than a tiny dog for Raj, The Big Bang Theory main cast had yet to add any new family members to their group since season 3. That is, until this special Valentines Day episode where Sheldon and Amy do a 'Fun with Flags' episode, Leonard and Penny realize they're getting old, Raj has problems with his girlfriend... and Bernadette reveals that she's pregnant with Howard's child.
The season 9 finale gave audiences quite a twist when Leonard and Penny decided to get re-married only one year after they tied the knot in Vegas so that their friends and family could attend the event. Guests included Leonard's mother, Sheldon's mother, and for the very first time audiences got to meet Leonard's father.
Everybody goes out to dinner the night before the wedding and tension brews between the parents, culminating with Leonard's father and Sheldon's mother leaving together and sharing a cab to their hotel. The season ends on the cliffhanger of the possibility of Sheldon and Leonard becoming step-brothers.
Since Leonard and Penny decided to spontaneously get married in the first episode of the season, the guys decided just two episodes later that they should throw Leonard a late bachelor party. They rent a van that was owned by one of their favorite physicists and take a trip to Mexico to stay in a vacation home that also belonged to said physicist... except that they never reached Mexico since the van broke down on the side of the road and in the process of trying to fix the problem they ended up burning the van down. Good trip.
At the end of season 8 when Amy broke up with Sheldon, they made it clear that they still wanted to be friends, so since neither of them had any plans for Thanksgiving in this episode, the two of them decide to go to the aquarium together - as friends. They end up having a really nice time and Sheldon admits to Penny he's glad that he can still be Amy's friend - but then things get emotional when Amy tells Sheldon that she wants to be his girlfriend again, and Sheldon admits he can't do that since getting over her leaving him was too hard for him to possibly endure a second time.
Season 9 sure pulled on the heartstrings. With the first half of the season focusing primarily on the aftermath of Sheldon and Amy's break-up, it was nice when they finally gave audiences a break where they got back to the nerdy stuff and had Sheldon get interviewed for a documentary about Leonard Nimoy (Spock).
So much Sheldon and Amy this season. In the episode following the Thanksgiving special where Sheldon informs Amy they have to just be friends, he finds that he can't get a certain tune out of his brain and it simply won't stop. After days of the tune still being stuck in his head, Sheldon begins to think he's going insane and descending into madness. However, he finally realizes that the tune is a song that reminds him of Amy - taking the hint he rushes off to Amy's apartment, interrupts her date, says he loves her and wants to be with her, and the two finally get back together. Dave was really cool about the whole thing too.
The the show's ninth season finale airs this Thursday. The actress previewed the comedic family affair that ensues in the episode when Penny and her husband Leonard hold a second wedding. Guest stars Judd Hirsch and Christine Baranski join the original cast as Leonard's recently divorced parents.
6. Third-wheeling Poor Sheldon. Not only will he lose his girlfriend, but his roommate as well, now that Leonard and Penny are married. "The first main challenge is living arrangements and the Sheldon of it all. [Leonard] has to move out," Molaro says. "We've said half-jokingly over the last couple of seasons that it's kind of the three of them getting married and the three of them are a couple, and I think that continues on in certain ways." 041b061a72