The 7 Shows Every The Big Bang Theory True Fan Must Watch

The 7 Shows Every The Big Bang Theory True Fan Must Watch
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Young Sheldon aside, obviously.

Despite the fact that we are all used to seeing the cast of The Big Bang Theory in their usual roles of nerdy scientists, the actors who spent 12 years studying the personalities of these characters have a talent for transformation that can surprise absolutely anyone.

If you have watched The Big Bang Theory dozens of times, memorized every line of dialogue, but still don't want to say goodbye to the familiar faces of the cast, give any of the shows on this list a chance.

You will be pleasantly surprised by the whole world of universes that your favorite actors were directly involved in creating.

Lessons in Chemistry ( 2023)

If you always thought Kevin Sussman's dumbed-down version of Stuart was one of the most unfair things The Big Bang Theory has done, you'll be happy to know the actor has moved on to much more complex projects.

Though his character in the Apple TV Plus historical drama Lessons in Chemistry is a recurring one, he plays an important role in one story, pitching the pivotal cooking show that Brie Larson's character Elizabeth runs.

The Flight Attendant ( 2020-2022)

Like Kevin Sussman, Kaley Cuoco has stepped out of her comfort zone and into the unknown of the thriller genre, taking on the role of Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant struggling to get her life back on track. Giving in to her self-destructive tendencies, she had a one-night stand with an overseas passenger and woke up next to his dead body.

In order to clear her name and avoid imprisonment, she begins her own investigation. However, it's a much harder task when everything she remembers from that night may end up being an alcoholic hallucination.

Night Court (2023-...)

If you grew up secretly watching NBC, you may remember the Night Court presided over by Judge Harry T. Stone. In 2023, the network revived the iconic sitcom and introduced viewers to Abby Stone, later Harry's daughter, who now presides over the funniest cases.

Not only does Melissa Rauch play Abby, but she was recently joined by another Big Bang Theory alum, Kunal Nayyar, as eccentric fashion designer Martini Toddwallis. Let's just say that the chemistry between the two is still there.

Call Me Kat (2021-2023)

Based largely on the British sitcom Miranda by Miranda Hart, this American sitcom starred Mayim Bialik as Kat, a 39-year-old single woman who runs a cat cafe in Louisville. Staying true to the sitcom genre, Bialik proved that sometimes it's best to be spontaneous.

The story of Kat, who spent all the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open her cafe, will resonate with anyone struggling to find their own purpose and happiness in life.

Suspicion (2022)

Before joining Night Court alongside Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar starred in a season of the British crime series Suspicion. Influenced by the Israeli series False Flag, the show followed the story of five people who became prime suspects in the kidnapping of a media giant's son.

Unfortunately, the thriller didn't last long and was canceled by Apple TV Plus after its first season. Still, it's worth a watch just to see the popular actor in a completely different role.

Based on a True Story (2023-...)

After the success of The Flight Attendant, it was only a matter of time before Kaley Cuoco starred in another thriller. And it didn't take long! Produced by Peacock, Based on a True Story follows Ava Bartlett, a pregnant real estate agent with a passion for true crime, and her husband Nathan as they investigate a murder.

The show has already been renewed for a second season, so true crime fans can look forward to more mysteries to come.

Hollywood (2020)

Funnily enough, this show will appeal not only to fans of The Big Bang Theory, but also to anyone interested in DC's new Superman.

Starring David Corenswet as a young aspiring actor and Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, a fictionalized version of a Hollywood talent agent, Hollywood dives deep into the state of the American film industry in the late 40s, after World War II. The series is short and hopeful, the perfect thing to watch after a long day at work.