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The Big Bang Theory : the definitive, inside story of the epic hit series / Jessica Radloff.

Radloff, Jessica, (author.).


"The Big Bang Theory is a television phenomenon. To the casual viewer, it's a seemingly effortless comedy, with relatable characters tackling real-life issues, offering a kind of visual comfort food to its millions of dedicated fans. But the behind-the-scenes journey of the show from a failed pilot to a global sensation is a fascinating story that even the most die-hard fans don't know in its entirety. THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE DEFINITIVE, INSIDE STORY OF THE EPIC HIT SERIES is a riveting, entertaining look at the sitcom sensation, with the blessing and participation of co-creator Chuck Lorre and executive producer Steve Molaro, as well as Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, and more. Glamour senior editor Jessica Radloff, who has written over 150 articles on the series (and even had a cameo in the finale!), gives readers an all-access pass to its intrepid producing and writing team and beloved cast. It's a story of on-and-off-screen romance told in hilarious and emotional detail, of casting choices that nearly changed everything (which even some of the actors didn't know until now), of cast members bravely powering through personal tragedies, and when it came time to announce the 12th season would be its last, the complicated reasons why it was more difficult than anyone ever let on. Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the sitcom's major players, Radloff dives into all this and much more. The book is the ultimate celebration of this once-in-a-generation show and a must-have for all fans"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781538708491
  • ISBN: 1538708493
  • Physical Description: xiii, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Chuck Lorre -- Introduction: How the reunion came to be -- Where it all started -- Casting Leonard, Sheldon...and Katie -- The pilot -- take two -- Laying the foundation...literally -- Time for a hot beverage...stairway to 4A -- Growing pains and a miracle disguised as a writers' strike -- The Comic-Con initiation -- Anything but a sophomore slump -- Time for a hot beverage...atom breaks -- Note cards, a special cologne, and an eidetic memory -- Time for a hot beverage...hoodies, orthopedic shoes, and alien pins: the secrets of costume design -- The universe expands -- The love story of Leonard & Penny and Johnny & Kaley -- With great risk comes even greater reward -- Jim Parsons and the role that changed everything -- The syndication explosion -- The sensational season six -- Behind the scenes of stage 25 -- The Emmys, a scavenger hunt, and the storyline Kaley Cuoco hated -- The toughest year yet -- Time for a hot beverage...lunch break -- "The opening night excitation" -- Miscarriage, pregnancy, and the very real truths about parenthood -- The pay cuts, a set shake-up, and the proposal that brought the house down -- Luke Skywalker comes to Pasadena -- Time for a hot beverage...secrets of the whiteboards -- Back to the past: brining Young Shledon to life -- The Lorre legacy -- The decision to end the show -- The final goodbye -- Epilogue.
Subject: Big bang theory (Television program)
Television actors and actresses > Anecdotes.
Television actors and actresses > Biography.
Television producers and directors > Anecdotes.
Television series > United States.
Television comedies > United States.
Situation comedies (Television programs) > United States.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Comedy.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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