During the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which aired on Sunday, September 22, at 8/7 central on CBS, Jim Parsons won his third Emmy for lead actor for his role as the nerdy "Dr. Sheldon Cooper" in the CBS hit series "The Big Bang Theory".
He already won back-to-back Emmys for this role in 2010 and 2011. That, as well as the seven total nominations the show received this year, including one for outstanding comedy series and one for supporting actress (Mayim Bialik who plays Amy Farrah Fowler), shows once again just how big of a hit "The Big Bang Theory" really is.
So far the most recent 6th season was the highest rated season yet. Season 7 is scheduled to premiere this week, on Thursday, September 26, on CBS. The first two episodes will air as an hour long premiere show and will include a shift in relationships as well as friendships as some couples get closer together while others seem to drift apart.
To win his Emmy as lead actor, Jim Parsons had some tough competition to beat: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and former "Friends"-Star Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes").
Tune in this Thursday, September 26, for the season 7 premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS at 8/7 p.m. central.
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