Cut 'Big Bang Theory' Stephen Hawking Tribute Released By CBS

Cut 'Big Bang Theory' Stephen Hawking Tribute Released By CBS

Kathy Bates, John Ross Bowie, Mark Hamill, Courtney Henggeler, Lauren Lapkus, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Brian Posehn, Teller, and Wil Wheaton guest star.

"Young Sheldon", 8:30 p.m. (KIRO): Season-one finale of "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff that's been a critical and ratings hit and is renewed for next season; Meemaw is pursued by gentlemen callers and she's forced to set ground rules when Sheldon interferes.

A message shown at the end of the clip then read, "To one of the greatest minds in the universe and dear member of our family".

The official twitter account of THE BIG BANG THEORY has shared a deleted scene from last night's season finale!

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Holland told The Hollywood Reporter that after Stephen Hawking's passing in March, producers knew they wanted to honor him in some way, but they had already shot the next three episodes of the show.

"After we had Stephen Hawking on [the show], people would say, 'who else would you wanna have on the show? When we were writing the wedding episode, it was actually [executive producer] Steve Molaro that had the idea that maybe Professor Hawking had sent them a gift before he passed". Hawking, who was a hero of several TBBT characters including Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard, appeared in seven episodes of the CBS sitcom, making his debut in the 2012 episode "The Hawking Excitation".