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THE BIG BANG THEORY

CBS Thursday, at 800 ET

 PTC Summary:

Production Companies: CBS Television and Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady
Creator: Chuck Lorre

Returning for its seventh season, this comedy revolves around nerdy roommates, physics Ph.D.s Sheldon and Leonard, who know nothing about women. Attractive neighbor Penny has befriended the duo and their equally brainy friends, Raj and Howard, and endeavors to teach them about interacting with females and becoming more comfortable in social situations.  This season, Sheldon continues to explore the boundaries of his friendship with Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist who he insists is not his girlfriend, in spite of the fact that they seem to have a special bond.  Howard is now married to another scientist, Bernadette, and he is trying to balance his demanding mother and new wife.  Leonard finds himself on-again with Penny, and the two are more committed and stable than in past seasons.

The Big Bang Theory features frequent sexual content, mostly verbal innuendo and references to masturbation, the sexual relationship between Penny and Leonard, Bernadette and Howard’s bizarre love life, and anatomy.  In one episode, the guys invented a robot hand and Howard ended up in the ER with it in a permanent grip around his penis.  In another, Amy Farrah Fowler talks about being given multiple orgasms as part of a lab test.  Language used in the series includes the words “hell,” “damn,” “bitch,” “bastard,” and “ass.” Violence is not a problem for the program.

The Big Bang Theory is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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