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JOHNNY GALECKI’S ‘SCIJINKS’ PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 ON SCIENCE CHANNEL
Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people’s minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki’s Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes. Read Our Interview with Tamara!
Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more, with never-before-seen pranks that will introduce audiences to remarkable and unusual scientific discoveries. From showcasing classic chemical reactions under the guise of a cooking class, to controlling the movement of objects with their brains using electroencephalography, the pranks not only contain mind-blowing science, but a heaping dose of chaos too.
With a professional acting career that spans more than 25 years, Johnny Galecki is best known for his roles on two hugely popular television series, Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory. He currently stars on the CBS sitcom, which is airing Season 11. As socially awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter, Galecki has garnered an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination, along with those from the Critic’s Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards and four consecutive ensemble nominations by the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others. Along with numerous television movies, his credits include guest roles on My Name is Earl and Entourage, as well as lending his voice to such animated series as American Dad! and Family Guy.
Galecki portrayed band manager Terry Ork in the 2013 indie movie CBGB about the legendary punk rock club in New York City, and appeared in Peter Berg’s superhero film Hancock. Other film credits include the Don Roos films The Opposite of Sex, Bounce and Happy Endings, Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky, the hit horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, Suicide Kings, Playing Mona Lisa and the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, playing Rusty, the son of dad Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase).
A longtime patron of the theater, Galecki has himself been involved in live theater since age six. Among numerous credits, he starred in Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony-nominated Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed, receiving a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. His other theater credits include The Drawer Boy and Pot Mom at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, Galileo at the Goodman Theater and The Member of the Wedding, for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award at the age of eleven.
SCIJINKS is produced by Alcide Bava Productions and A. Smith & Co. Productions for Science Channel. Johnny Galecki is executive producer for Alcide Bava Productions. Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton and Anthony Storm are executive producers for A. Smith & Co. Productions. Andrew Haas is also executive producer. Caroline Perez is executive producer for Science Channel.
About Science Channel: Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT’S MADE. Science Channel’s programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
About Discovery: Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com  and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About Alcide Bava: In 2014, Galecki established Alcide Bava Productions, which is focused on developing TV series and feature films. He teamed up with writer/director Bobby Miller to executive produce the film Master Cleanse, which premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
Alcide Bava is currently producing a new CBS comedy, Living Biblically, which will premiere on February 26, 2018. Directed by multi-Emmy winner Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld, Cheers), with Galecki serving as an executive producer, the comedy series is adapted by A.J. Jacobs and Patrick Walsh from Jacobs’ nonfiction book about a man who tries to live in accordance with the Bible’s teachings as closely as possible.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions: A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 4,000 hours of award-winning programming - with budgets totaling well over one billion dollars across more than 47 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include “Hell’s Kitchen," “American Ninja Warrior,” “The Titan Games,” “Unsung,” “Inside the Label,” “American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja,” “NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown,” “Acting Out,” “The Dunk King,” “The Game of Dating,” and “That Awkward Game Show.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Wizard Wars,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Celebrity Duets,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “Skating with Celebrities,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com .

Laurie Metcalf Interview 2/21

Laurie Metcalf is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Lady Bird."

1/9 “THE BIG BANG THEORY” IS WEEK’S TOP SCRIPTED PROGRAM DELIVERING LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE SEASON PREMIERE
CBS Has Top 11 Scripted Shows and Wins Four Nights in Viewers
THE BIG BANG THEORY was the week’s most-watched scripted program with 16.16 million viewers (up +18% from 13.74m) and was also #1 among scripted series among adults 25-54 (+18%, 4.7/14 from 4.0/14). Both were the show’s best numbers in these demos since its Sept. 25, 2017 season premiere.
CBS had the top 11 scripted broadcasts in viewers for the week (behind sports and award show coverage): THE BIG BANG THEORY (#5 overall and #1 scripted), YOUNG SHELDON (#6), NCIS (#7), BULL (#8), BLUE BLOODS (#9), HAWAII FIVE-0 (#10), MOM (#11), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (#12), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (#15), MACGYVER (#16) and LIFE IN PIECES (#18).
Source: Nielsen Live Plus Same Day Ratings for week ending Jan. 7, 2018

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Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg gets new comedy series at CBS 10/24

Producers of ‘Big Bang Theory’ hope to strike gold with ‘Young Sheldon’ 10/20

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik apologises after being accused of “victim blaming” in response to Harvey Weinstein scandal 10/19

'Big Bang Theory' actress Melissa Rauch opens up about pregnancy loss: 'You are not alone' 10/17

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