‘The Big Bang Theory’ Episode Guide (Jan. 11): Amy and Leonard Bond

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Episode Guide (Jan. 11): Amy and Leonard Bond

“The Solo Oscillation” (01/11/18) – When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration, on “The Big Bang Theory,” Thursday, Jan. 11 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary, in this episode.

Also guest starring in “The Solo Oscillation” are Brian Posehn (Bert) and Pamela Adlon (Halley, O.S).

The teleplay for “The Solo Oscillation” was written by Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari and Jeremy Howe. It was directed by Mark Cendrowski.

“The Big Bang Theory” centers on brilliant physicists Leonard and Sheldon – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life.

Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard and Penny have finally gotten married. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a “relationship agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, and he recently took their relationship to the next level by proposing marriage.

In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon enjoy fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz and Wolowitz’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette, who is adjusting to life with their new baby girl.

“The Big Bang Theory” stars Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappali), Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler), and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski).

“The Big Bang Theory” is co-created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. It’s produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven Molaro serve as executive producers.

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