CBS Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory  

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Wondering what to watch after The Big Bang Theory? The hit comedy series on CBS has entertained millions with its depiction of nerd culture intermixed with the angst of relationships and living in a world that celebrates and still bullies intelligent people. The series has developed into one of the most successful shows on television and you might believe there is nothing that compares, but fear not! There are plenty of television series and films that cater to and celebrate both nerdom and geniuses.

Fans of The Big Bang Theory can find a number of television series and films that will satisfy the need for comedy and nerd culture with many of the suggestions on this list. Some obvious choices include Val Kilmer's flick from the '80s, Real Genius and other television series including Big Bang Theory's contemporary classic, Modern Family. If you're a fan of the show's stars, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar, all of them have had stellar careers in film and television offering dozens of great options for you to enjoy. 

If you're tired of rewatching the best episodes of Big Bang Theory, or just need something else in your queue, browse the recommendations below! Remember, you can vote up your favorites, vote down shows you don't like, and add similar series and films to the list. 

The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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The IT Crowd


The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" in the show's title can be pronounced as the letters IT, as in the abbreviation for information technology, or as the word "it". Set in the London offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries, the show revolves around the three staff members of its IT department: a geeky genius named Maurice Moss, the work-shy Roy Trenneman, and Jen Barber, the department head/relationship manager, who knows nothing about IT. The show also focuses on the bosses of Reynholm Industries: Denholm Reynholm and later, his son ...more on Wikipedia

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Silicon Valley


Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. The first season consisted of eight episodes. HBO renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on April 12, 2015. On April 13, 2015, HBO renewed Silicon Valley for a third season. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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The Office


The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for American audiences by Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. It is co-produced by Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions, in association with Universal Television. The original executive producers were Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons. The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the ...more on Wikipedia

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Other Shows (and Movies) to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Star Trek


Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise that was created by Gene Roddenberry and features the main characters of the original Star Trek series, who are portrayed by a new cast. With one original cast member appearing in the film (Leonard Nimoy) as Spock prime.  It explores the back stories of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) , Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Leonard McCoy (Karl Urban) before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise to combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from the future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. ...more on Wikipedia

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