The Big Bang Theory Grabs Five Critics' Choice Nods

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The nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards were announced yesterday. And it looks like The Big Bang Theory has not lost any steam after seven seasons.

The popular CBS comedy earned five nominations. We're clearly in an age where cable television programs are starting to take over. The sitcom's competition for Best Comedy Series includes all shows that are on cable or Netflix: Veep (HBO), Orange Is The New Black (Netflix), and Louie (FX). The Big Bang Theory won the award last year in this category.

Even the actual award show will air on a cable network, The CW, for the first time ever. Cedric the Entertainer is set to host. You can check it out on June 19th at 8 pm ET.

Jim Parsons has also been nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. His competition includes Louis CK (Louie), Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), and Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones). Louis CK took home the award last year.

Big Bang's Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco will square off against each other for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. Other nominees in the category include: Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Allison Janney (Mom), Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black), and Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie).

Rounding out the five nominations for The Big Bang Theory is James Earl Jones. The veteran actor was nominated for Best Guest Performer.

As far as networks go, FX leads all of them with 19 nominations with strong contributions from dramas like Fargo and The Americans. Meanwhile, HBO wasn't far behind with 18 nominations.

CBS recently reported that The Big Bang Theory is the most watched sitcom in the uber-important 18-49 demo. The show was picked up by the network for an additional three seasons and will run through (at least) 2017.

You can check out all the nominations on the Critics' Choice Awards website.

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