Somewhere, the executives behind “The Big Bang Theory” are probably feeling rather sad right now. Why? The show just scored a series-high 6.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic (the largest rating for any regularly-scheduled network show since the premiere of “Two and a Half Men” sans Charlie Sheen), and yet the show is now going into repeats for a couple of weeks.
However, we do at least have some news to get you excited for when the show does return: the next episode’s title. According to the folks over at CBS, the 14th installment of this season is going to carry with it the title of “The Cooper / Kripke Inversion.” Yes, you can take from this title one thing right out of the gate: this will be the grand return of John Ross Bowie as Sheldon’t rival in the science world (who was last seen at Howard Wolowitz’s bachelor part).
Considering that Bowie was just on set filming this part last week, it makes sense that the episode would be a few weeks away from airing. The show needed a little bit of time to get some things back together following the Christmas break, and at least they will be returning for several consecutive episodes that are also going to feature the return of a popular character from the show’s past.
In case you are wondering why “The Big Bang Theory” is suddenly so popular, there are really a few reasons for it:
1. An overall appreciation for geek culture at the moment.
2. The fact that the show is funny, and appeals to more than just geeks or comic-book fans.
3. Syndication. Repeats on TBS get higher ratings than new episodes of many NBC comedies.
Are you excited to see Kripke again? If you want to read our full review for Thursday night’s new “Big Bang Theory” season 6 episode, you can do so over at the link here.