The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. The eighth season premiered on September 22, 2014.
The fourth season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory, began airing on CBS on September 23, 2010. During the season, actress Kaley Cuoco was absent from two episodes after she fell off a horse and the horse accidentally crushed her leg. When she returned to the series, she was shown working as a bartender instead of waitressing at her usual workplace, The Cheesecake Factory, to hide her injury. In January 2011, The Big Bang Theory was renewed for an additional three years; extending it through the 2013/14 season, for a fifth, sixth, and seventh season. Season four starts four months after the end of season three and Sheldon Cooper's first date with Amy Farrah Fowler.
The fifth season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory was originally aired on CBS from September 22, 2011 to May 10, 2012 over 24 episodes.
The third season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory was originally aired on CBS from September 21, 2009 to May 24, 2010 with 23 episodes. It has received higher ratings than the previous two seasons with over 15 million viewers. The Complete Third Season DVD erroneously credits Mark Cendrowski for directing nearly the entire season. Season three starts three months after the end of season two when the guys left for the North Pole.
The second season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory was originally aired on CBS from September 22, 2008 to May 11, 2009 over 23 episodes. The Complete Season DVD was released September 15, 2009, and a Blu-ray version was reissued on July 10, 2012 with remastered surround sound audio, whereas the DVD version only had stereo. Season two starts immediately after the end of season one with Leonard and Penny's date.