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Exclusive: Big Bang Theory Enlists Arrested Development's Jessica Walter!

It’s official: Jessica Walter’s career is on fire!

The inimitable Arrested Development matriarch, who is currently juggling her Archer voiceover duties with a starring role in the new TV Land sitcom Retired at 35, has booked a guest stint on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Walter will play Barbara Latham, a wealthy donor to the university whose upcoming grant to the science department may be contingent upon Leonard (Johnny Galecki) compromising his virtue.

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The episode, slated to air in February, also features a guest turn by The West Wing‘s Josh Malina as university president Arlo Seibert, whose “one of the guys” attitude wears thin on Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Co.

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19 Comments
  1. Andy G. says:

    Don’t forget her role in the upcoming production of Anything Goes on Broadway! I love her so much, glad she’s getting so much work.

  2. toast says:

    Excellent news… great to see her back on television (other than Archer)

  3. Stelt5 says:

    Malina seems like a perfect fit for BBT. Looking forward to it!

  4. Anna says:

    if leonard has to sleep with the lady to get the donation and he does i will stop watching the show. i luv leonard and wont see him act like that

  5. Doug says:

    Act like what? Leonard has been a slut since day 1. It’s what I love about him.

  6. ErrolSynn says:

    Uh, sleep with Jessica Walter? Darn, the things university researchers have to do. Who cares if she makes a donation or not? I’ve had a crush on her since “Play Misty For Me”. Go for it, Leonard!

  7. Colleen S says:

    Shades of Two and a half men when Allan was propositioned by Cloris Leachmen’s character. She would give him his own franchise of Chiropractic centers if he slept with her.The result was somewhat predictable. Nothing new here, move along.

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