Pilot Watch: "The Big Bang Theory"

Pilot Watch: "The Big Bang Theory"

The networks have announced their fall schedules, but which of the series will actually be worth watching? Throughout the summer, as I watch the pilots, I'll be posting my first impressions. A lot can change before a show makes it to air, so these aren't comprehensive reviews, just quick thoughts on how the shows look now. Today's installment: the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory."

What's it about? Two super-nerds have their world shaken up when a hot girl moves in across the hall.

Who's in it? Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

The good: It's a Chuck Lorre sitcom, which is a plus if you like his work ("Cybil," "Dharma and Greg," "Two and a Half Men"). Galecki and Parsons have a funny dude-chemistry. I chuckled a few times, which is more than I can say for a lot of classic laugh-track sitcoms these days.

The bad: The plot of the pilot involves the vapid blonde neighbor needing to use the guys' shower because hers is broken. She thus must stand around in a towel in their apartment. Meanwhile, the guys go to retrieve her TV from her meathed ex-boyfriend and end up literally getting pantsed. Let's just say the show isn't exactly subtle. Or deep.

Will I watch? Ehhhh. I might catch an episode here or there, but I have much higher hopes for NBC's mid-season "The IT Crowd" to fill my geeks-meet-hot-girl quota for the year.

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Photos and video courtesy of CBS

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