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What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory 

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Updated June 25, 2019 1.5k votes 290 voters 10.8k views 33 items

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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. 

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) at the age of 9, has skipped four grades to start high school where he struggles to be understood by his classmates, neighbors, and family. ...more on Wikipedia

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Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The personal and professional lives of six friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer) living in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her parks department of Pawnee, as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. ...more on Wikipedia

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Through a series of flashbacks, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounts to his children the journey he and his four friends (Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan) took leading up to him meeting their mother. ...more on Wikipedia

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