Seeking to get their money’s worth out of newly minted gazillionaires Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki, the producers of The Big Bang Theory did what any savvy media people would do: they got their stars to take off their pants. Well, one of them at least. (Kaley Cuoco’s recent no-pants problem had nothing to do with The Big Bang Theory producers.) What’s better than super science geeks with a couple of very funny behavioral quirks? Why–super science geeks with very funny behavioral quirks in their underwear!
Jim Parsons in tighty-whities is the lead promo for the new season of The Big Bang Theory. But what people will talk more about is the fact that Kaley Cuoco’s character Penny–in an effort to leave her acting dream behind and win a comfortable future as a salesperson for big pharma–has chopped off all her hair. From the promotional stills it looks as if Cuoco just went into the hair salon and said “Give me the Ellen DeGeneres please.” It’s even shorter than was shown in her photo spreads this summer. Close-cropped, like Ellen’s. No telling if Cuoco has begun to enter the set dancing. The Big Bang Theory premieres September 22 on CBS.