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What 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. 

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 (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the character Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. ...more on Wikipedia

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the series aired on NBC from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015 for 125 episodes over seven seasons. It uses the same filming style used in The Office, with the same implication of a documentary crew filming everyone. The ensemble and supporting cast features Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, Retta, and Billy Eichner, who became a main cast member during the final season. The ...more on Wikipedia

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother. The series was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also served as the show's executive producers and were frequent writers. The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City. Among the 208 episodes, there were only four directors: Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg, Michael Shea, and Neil Patrick Harris. Known for its unique ...more on Wikipedia

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in syndication. It revolves around a circle of friends living in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After several script ...more on Wikipedia

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