BURBANK, California — Sheldon and Amy are taking their relationship to a new frontier on 'The Big Bang Theory" next month.
The on-again, off-again couple will have sex for the first time in an episode taped Tuesday and set to air Dec. 17 on CBS.
In a statement, executive producer Steve Molaro said that after five years of dating, the time was right for Sheldon and Amy to consummate their relationship. The sitcom's producers are eager for viewers to see the couple's journey in subsequent episodes, he said.
Jim Parsons stars as Sheldon and Mayim Bialik as Amy on "The Big Bang Theory," TV's top-rated sitcom.