The Big Bang Theory is back!
After three humour-less Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah-Fowler (Mayim Bialik) free months, weeks and weeks where Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) weren’t staring dreamily into each other’s eyes, and nanoseconds without number without Howard (Simon Helberg), Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar), the Pasadena gang is back at and ready for another hilarious season of new jobs, weddings, and perhaps romance for the last single member of the group?
There’s a lot of changes in the air as this excerpt from my post Here comes the Fall … TV! 6 MORE returning shows I can’t wait to see again makes clear:
While its season 8 debut looked like being delayed by extended contract negotiations, the cast are back on the lot filming new episodes including the first episode of the new season “The Locomotion Interruption” in which Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) head off unexpectedly to collect Sheldon (Jim Parsons) from Arizona – his decision to flee Pasadena triggered by Leonard and Penny’s engagement and his inability to change his field of study is typically short-lived – and Howard (Simon Helberg) is, to quote the official synopsis “weirded out by Stuart’s (Kevin Sussman) relationship with Mrs Wolowitz.”
Back in town, Penny lands a cushy job as a sales rep at the medical company Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) works at, excels at it beyond anyone’s expectations, her success instigating tensions with her close friend, and in her relationship with Leonard who has always been the one with the better job and higher income.
And what of Raj (Kunal Nayyar)? And Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon? Will the former find everlasting love at last with Emily (Laura Spencer), and will the latter’s idiosyncratic take love true love follow a smooth and trouble free path?
It’s all up in the air for at least 5 more hours till the first episode of season 8 of The Big Bang Theory, “The Locomotion Interruption”, airs at 8/7c on CBS.
And here for your viewing pleasure is the latest The Big Bang Theory season 8 promo trailer, followed by the show’s appearance at San Diego International Comic-Con 2014 …