The Big Bang Theory coming to DVD

The first new TV comedy that got a full season pickup last fall was CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. It struck a chord with fans. This September, Warner Bros. is hoping to attract new viewers when it releases the first season on DVD. Check out the press release for more information.

Burbank, CA (May 20, 2008) – Two geeky physicists plus one hot female neighbor equals the perfect formula for one hilarious new comedy. A success right off the bat when it premiered in Fall 2007, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) on September 2, 2008 for $29.98 SRP. This laugh out loud comedy proves the theory that smart is the new sexy, drawing in nearly 9 million viewers a week.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season tells the story of two roommates, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons), two brilliant physicists with the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works, but have no clue when it comes to social interaction with the opposite sex. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in next door. Sheldon is quite content spending his nights playing board games with their socially dysfunctional friends and fellow scientists. Leonard, however, sees a whole new universe of possibilities in Penny; one of them being true love. Will this be a match made in TV heaven? The Big Bang Theory is executive produced by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Gilmore Girls) and stars two TV kids who are all grown up – Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s boyfriend on Roseanne, and Kaley Cuoco, who played John Ritter’s daughter on 8 Simple Rules… For Dating My Teenage Daughter.”

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season really resonated with fans when it premiered in the Fall and was the first new comedy to get a full season pickup,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. “We are delighted to release the first season on DVD, featuring an outrageously funny cast who will soon be back for Season Two.”

In addition to the entire first season of this smart and charming comedy, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season contains a brand-new bonus featurette:

* Quantum Mechanics of The Big Bang Theory: Series Cast and Creators on Why It’s Cool to Be a Geek