Only on its third year this year, the Critics’ Choice TV Awards was held on June 10. CBS, the network that produces one of the big winners, took home three awards for one single program, the comedy series entitled, “The Big Bang Theory.” The comedy series won the most number of awards in this year’s awards ceremony, winning three of five nominations it received in its category.
The Big Bang Theory was nominated in five of the six categories in the Comedy Series category, which includes:
Best Comedy Series – The Big Bang Theory
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Simon Helberg
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Kaley Cuoco
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series – Bob Newhart
Although Jim Parsons did not win the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award (it went to Louie C.K. of the series “Louie”), the TV series won the top award, the Best Comedy Series. Simon Helberg bagged the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award while Kaley Cuoco tied the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award with Eden Sher (The Middle).
The American TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory first aired on September 24, 2007 on CBS. It just aired the final show for its sixth season last May this year. The series revolves around five roommates: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) are both geeks and work in the same office. The two are also socially-awkward. Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is an aspiring actress who works as a waitress while waiting for her big break. Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) is an aerospace engineer while Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) is an astrophysicist. Penny provides the comic relief with her common sense and social skills, which contrast greatly with the high intellect and geekiness of the four guys. The four main male characters are all fans of science fiction, games, fantasy and comics and several examples of these genres and mentioned and sometimes acted out in the series.
The focus of the show is on physics, and the scripts, dialogue, diagrams and mathematical equations are carefully checked and provided for by David Saltzberg. He is a University of California, Los Angeles professor of astronomy and physics.
The show’s theme song was from Barenaked Ladies, an alternative rock band from Canada. It was the guitarist and lead singer of the band, Ed Robertson who was behind the theme, writing and recording it after drawing inspiration from the Simon Singh-penned book, “Big Bang.”
The series was renewed and extended for another three years in 2011, which means it will go beyond the 2013 to 2014 season.
Photo Credit: Cast of Big Bang Theory