The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom in 279 episodes of 22 minutes created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, released simultaneously from 24 September 2007 to 16 May 2019 on the network in CBS in the United States and on the network CTV , in "> CTV Two in Canada.
In Belgium, the series has been broadcast since August 31, 2008 on La Une> (seasons 1 and 2 only) and from November 27, 2011 on La Deux> (seasons 3 and following).
In France, the series is broadcast on NRJ12 every Saturday from 17h to 1h and on MTV France every Sunday afternoon. The last season was broadcast simultaneously with the United States on Canal + The first eleven seasons are available on Netflix France since July 1, 2019. In Quebec, since August 30, 2012 on Vrak>.
The series follows the fictional life of two scientists of the California Institute of Technology Caltech in Pasadena, California, living in a roommate in this Los Angeles suburb of 2311 North Los Robles Avenue: experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper. They live in front of a waitress, Penny, whose dream is to become an actress. The comic effect of the series plays heavily on the contrast between Leonard and Sheldon's "intelligence" and "common sense" in "> geekitude ". Penny's social intelligence. The two men are friends with Howard Wolowitz, a Jewish-born aerospace engineer and compulsive dragger, and Rajesh Koothrappali, a New Delhi-born astrophysicist with a pathological fear of speaking in the presence of women.
In August 2009, the sitcom won the award TCA of the best comic series and Jim Parsons the award for the best performance in a comedy series. In 2010, the series won the People's Choice Awards of the best comedy and Jim Parsons the Emmy Award for the best actor in a comedy series. On January 16, 2011, Jim Parsons obtains a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical or comic television series by the "Hollywood Foreign Press Association" .