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TCA Press Tour: Love is in the air on 'The Big Bang Theory'

July 28, 2010 | 10:08 am

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 It's CBS's turn at the summer Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton and first up was the critical darling comedy, "The Big Bang Theory."

The subdued session focused mostly on love. Will Sheldon find love? Will Leonard and Penny ever get back together? What do Wolowitz and Koothrappali see in each other?

There weren't many answers. The twice Emmy-nominated Jim Parsons said he was surprised that Sheldon was able to communicate with a woman last season, and so were we.

"He'll have a very unique relationship," offered executive producer Chuck Lorre.

Leonard and Penny are done. For now, anyway.

But Wolowitz and Koothrappali? Their love is just blossoming.

"We love each other," said Simon Helberg, who plays Wolowitz.

"Non-sexually, mostly," added Kunal Nayyar, who plays Koothrappali.

"Every relationship, you realize you're on a park bench talking about life, and you think, 'I'm kind of on a date with my friend right now,' " Helberg continued.

"We're much more comfortable with each other than the real world, and when that element is taken, there's separation anxiety," Nayyar said.

There are some anxious moments ahead. Lorre said Wolowitz's girlfriend will definitely be back.

Poor Koothrappali. Love is never easy.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

twitter.com/writerchica

Photo: From left, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Brian Thomas Smith, Johnny Galecki on "The Big Bang Theory." Credit: Sonja Flemming / CBS

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