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I thought one of the TiVos had this feature too. Someone else will have to comment on their models if they have it.
I don't use TiVos. I use(d) the DVRs from TWC, my computer's OTA ATSC TV (DVB Viewer) software, and Dish DVRPal (OTA ATSC).
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A accident involving Rag and Amy wouldn't hurt my feelings. My two least favorite characters. I used to watch this show right away, now... :shrugs: I'll get to it when I get to it. I believe this will be my last season watching the show. Just doesn't do anything for me anymore.
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BBT will air at 2:07am Friday morning.
As much as the networks and/or stations hate DVRs (for their ability to allow people to skip their oh-so-important commercials), they sure are reliant on them for re-airings like this.
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I wasn't laughing at all until Stuart burst into their bedroom carrying Lucille.
How many people know the reference though ? To a large %, it's just a medieval-looking baseball bat.
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As much as the networks and/or stations hate DVRs (for their ability to allow people to skip their oh-so-important commercials), they sure are reliant on them for re-airings like this.
...especially when the station is preempting the network programming in order to air their own programming... Raycom Media owns WBTV and produces the ACC tournament coverage.

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How many people know the reference though ? To a large %, it's just a medieval-looking baseball bat.
For that matter, how many people know about neutrinos and quarks and superheroes? These are the Easter egg references that give the show it's geek cred. The show was criticized that it wasn't geeky enough once everyone started getting into relationships and the stories started focusing on them instead of the guys doing nerdy things.
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For that matter, how many people know about neutrinos and quarks and superheroes? These are the Easter egg references that give the show it's geek cred. The show was criticized that it wasn't geeky enough once everyone started getting into relationships and the stories started focusing on them instead of the guys doing nerdy things.
And that allows some of us to totally forget about the geek side of BBT. I didn't remember the story behind "Lucille" and I have watched the show for a few years now.
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And that allows some of us to totally forget about the geek side of BBT. I didn't remember the story behind "Lucille" and I have watched the show for a few years now.
Lucille is from The Walking Dead. Fitting that a guy that owns a comic store filled with memorabilia and other stuff has one.

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Looking forward to Young Sheldon next season.
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Can't say I am, odds are will not even give it a try. For years I've disliked the Sheldon character, lately he has become tolerable with Amy. knowing enough about his back story at this point, I can see them setting up all the usual jokes about Texas in the 90's, big hair and rednecks and religion. No thanks.
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CBS orders 'Big Bang Theory' spinoff about young Sheldon

By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN


CBS has ordered a 'Big Bang Theory' spinoff about young Sheldon Cooper. Jim Parsons, who stars on the mothership series, will narrate.

(CNN)CBS has some huge news for fans of "Big Bang Theory."

The network on Monday announced it has officially picked up a new spinoff series about young Sheldon Cooper.

The show, titled "Young Sheldon," will follow a 9-year-old version of the genius character as he attends high school in east Texas.

The half-hour, single camera comedy will air in the fall.

Chuck Lorre created the series with "BBT" executive producer Steven Molaro.

Jon Favreau will find some time in his packed "Lion King" schedule to direct the first episode of "Young Sheldon."

Iain Armitage, who is currently appearing in HBO's "Big Little Lies," will star as 9-year-old Sheldon. Jim Parsons will narrate the series as the adult Sheldon.

Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan also star.

CBS will unveil its fall schedule in May at its annual Upfronts presentation in New York.

While there is no word on where "Young Sheldon" will be placed, CBS has traditionally used the post-"Big Bang Theory" timeslot to launch new series.
"Big Bang Theory" drew 15.8 million viewers during its Season 10 premiere back in September.

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No thank you. I can barely stand the character as he is now, and he is much more tolerable now than when the show began.
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No thank you. I can barely stand the character as he is now, and he is much more tolerable now than when the show began.


Though it might be fun watching him get beaten up by the good ole' boys in Texas every week.
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Though it might be fun watching him get beaten up by the good ole' boys in Texas every week.
I'll let them know as I am headed down there next week! Texas is where I go to escape California when it gets on my nerves.
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I have no doubt of the potential for success of "Young Sheldon" (although it needs a better title).

The premise is solid, even without the BBT connection. A young, socially awkward but academically advanced Texas genius, pre-adolescent but already in high school. His religious mother. His well-adjusted twin sister. His redneck, not-too-bright father. This is a "situation" that has plenty of comedy potential.

Now make it a single-camera show, with adult Sheldon (who is wiser and more self-aware now) narrating, and there's some potential for a sort of "Wonder Years vibe that could be engaging and even touching.

As always, it will depend on the writing, the casting, the chemistry -- in other words, it's never about the idea or the concept, but about the execution.
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I don't see this working unless they find the right actor which seems impossible. Jim Parsons is a one of a kind. This might be as bad as trying to replace Leonard Nimoy.

I would actually love to see an episode with the characters debating this like they do everything sci-fi.
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I in general hate spin-off shows. Few of them are worth watching and few survive past the first season.

Just for fun, let's mention some classic shows and spin-offs. I will start with the "Happy Days" spin-off, the wonderful "Joanie loves Chachi".
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A shorter list might be successful spin offs. But the first flop I thought of was Joey from Friends.
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Frasier was reasonably successful. Is NCIS considered a JAG spinoff? I can never remember the exact definition...
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Frasier was great! And IMO better than Cheers. I loved that show.
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Frasier was reasonably successful. Is NCIS considered a JAG spinoff? I can never remember the exact definition...


I believe it is. I know JAG was first and NCIS was born from it.


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I in general hate spin-off shows. Few of them are worth watching and few survive past the first season.

Just for fun, let's mention some classic shows and spin-offs. I will start with the "Happy Days" spin-off, the wonderful "Joanie loves Chachi".
Agree with you on that one, but I did like Laverne & Shirley.
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Was Frasier really spinoff? Cheers had ended and then Frasier started.

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Frasier was great! And IMO better than Cheers. I loved that show.
I think Frasier is one of the best sitcoms in TV history and has held up very well over the years. We've been watching it on Netflix and still laugh our ass off.
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I loved Frasier till my best friend ruined it for me by telling me that every episode is a misunderstanding.
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You guys either have short memories or not old enough to remember Norman Lear made quite a living with spinoffs All in the Family to Maude and The Jeffersons to Good Times. Then the universes created by Different Strokes that spun Facts of Life. Or Mash to Trapper John MD. Or MTM to Rhoda to Phyllis. Sorry I could go on and on.
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Or MTM to Rhoda to Phyllis.

And my favorite spin-off of al time: Lou Grant.

Or there's Mork & Mindy. Angel. And, of course, Star Trek TNG (which itself had two successful spinoffs).
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I'll just say it... I have less than zero interest in Young Sheldon as a series. I like Big Bang Theory... but the idea of a Sheldon-prequel just holds nothing for me. We know where he ends up, so that limits a lot of stories... and some aspects of his childhood have already been talked about so those wouldn't surprise. It just doesn't feel like a show I'm care about at all.
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We're talking about CBS here.


How about-

Big Bang Theory- New York
Big Bang Theory- Miami
Big Bang Theory- New Orleans
Big Bang Theory- Detroit
Big Bang Theory- The Next Generation
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