The Big Bang Theory returned last night. For those who can’t see episodes on Thursday nights, they will try to find Big Bang Theory full episodes online. However, that is a difficult task, unlike with most of the other hit shows on TV. While most shows now put all of their new outings on Hulu, or on their network’s website, this one is still holding back. But since Big Bang Theory full episodes are not officially put online, fans will just have to watch it on its new time slot.
The cult-hit turned ratings-smash premiered its fourth season last night, starting a new era in many ways. Not only is it in a new time slot, it has started an arc in which even Sheldon Cooper can get a date. The ultra-annoying genius finally went on his first date, to pay off last season’s cliffhanger — with Penny caught along for the ride.
Since Big Bang Theory full episodes cannot be found on Hulu, on the CBS website, or on Comcast On Demand, viewers had to watch it at 8 p.m. last night, or risk having to wait for the rerun. The 8 p.m. time slot in general is a nightmare for those who don’t have DVRs, with Big Bang, Community, Bones, The Vampire Diaries and more up against each other.
However, even if episodes could be easily found online, it would likely do little harm to the ratings. The show became a juggernaut on Monday nights, forming a powerful duo with Two and a Half Men. Now, in spite of new competition, and having the critically bashed S#!t My Dad Says following it, the show is still expected to clean up.
Future Big Bang Theory episodes will have guest appearances from Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, Steve Wozniak, and Mayim Bialik. However, the show will be one woman short for a while, after Kaley Cuoco was sidelined in a horse-riding accident. But for now, she is still around on screen to get entangled with Leonard and Sheldon.
NBC has dominated Thursday night comedy for some years, while CBS usually devotes the night to crime drama. But CBS now has the most unique Thursday lineup, as they seek to make viewers laugh from 8-9, then bring the mood down with CSI and The Mentalist. Since most of the shows on the lineup are big hits, CBS stands to get away with it.
Although the lineup’s biggest comedic stars are nerdy techies, technology like Hulu, On Demand and iTunes cannot be used to watch them. To watch Big Bang Theory full episodes, fans must tune in at 8 p.m. est every Thursday — as millions will do — or record it on their DVRs.
Los Angeles Times- “Big Bang Theory recap: The show starts off with a…well…guess”
Entertainment Weekly- “Big Bang Theory extends hiatus, Kaley Cuoco to miss a few episodes”