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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. 

How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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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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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Big Bang Theory
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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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