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Big Ratings Boost 'Big Bang,' But Season 9 Sags05:08
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Jim Parsons arrives at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jim Parsons arrives at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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The most popular comedy on television by a wide margin, "The Big Bang Theory," is the anchor of CBS’ Thursday night lineup. But as NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tells host Meghna Chakrabarti, the show is turning to big name cameos Thursday in its season 9 finale to fight a stale streak.

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This segment aired on May 12, 2016.

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