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The Big Bang Theory Exclusive: Christine Baranski Set to Return as Leonard's Mom

the big bang theory season 6 christine baranskiBrace yourself, Leonard: Mommy Dearest is paying another visit.

The Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski has signed on to reprise her role as Leonard’s brilliant-but-socially-challenged TV mother Beverly in an early Season 7 episode of The Big Bang Theory, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Beverly was last seen in the CBS hit’s Season 5 premiere when she turned up via Skype to offer Leonard advice on his Penny vs. Priya predicament.

When she returns in the Oct. 10 episode, it will once again be via Skype (Baranski’s Good Wife duties on the East Coast make in-person appearances difficult). It’s not clear what brings her back, but, given her special connection to Sheldon, one shouldn’t assume it’s her son she wants to see. Just putting that out there!

The Big Bang Theory‘s seventh season gets underway with back-to-back original episodes on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c.



Comments (33)

  • “sixth season”

    You mean seventh ? ;-)

    Comment by Nick – September 13, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I DID! Fixed!!

      Comment by Michael Ausiello – September 13, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love her on this show…ok on almost any show shes on…but especially this one

    Comment by Lindsey – September 13, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the queen is back

    Comment by chloe – September 13, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • absolutely fantastic! I LOVE her on The Good Wife, but on TBBT she plays such a different character its delightful. And I love what the character brings out in Leonard, Penny and Sheldon.

    Comment by liz – September 13, 2013 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woo hoo! I love her in this role.

    Comment by lariet50 – September 13, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf would appear TOGETHER. That would be awesome.

    Comment by bill – September 13, 2013 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! This is tbbt dream that I am waiting for!

      Comment by twilight123 – September 13, 2013 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I want to see Penny’s dad again.

        Comment by charm_sl@yahoo.com – September 13, 2013 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Me too! I can just imagine Sheldon’s born-again Christian mother having a verbal throw down with Leonard’s emotionally-distanced didactic one. That would be awesome!

        Comment by Cate Amos – September 13, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • That was supposed to be the plot of an episode that was supposed to air last season, only it was never made.

          Comment by steven – September 13, 2013 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yeah, I remember that being posted in scoop/spoilers, but it didn’t happen.

            Comment by Carla Krae – September 13, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  
    • Agreed. If they can ever swing that, it’ll be the TV event of the season. I would actually watch that live, and I don’t watch anything live. :)

      Comment by JLK – September 13, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “(Baranski’s Good Wife duties on the East Coast make in-person appearances difficult)”

      Comment by Bob – September 13, 2013 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was going to post the same thing. That would be epic.

      Comment by Snirpy – September 13, 2013 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh that would be an absolute dream of mine. Still ecstatic to see Leonard’s mom back though.

      Comment by Joey – September 13, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I still really want Leonard and Sheldon’s moms to meet! But so excited for Christine Baranski….love her!

    Comment by Wenders – September 13, 2013 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “(Baranski’s Good Wife duties on the East Coast make in-person appearances difficult)”

      Comment by Bob – September 13, 2013 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Has she won an Emmy for best guest appearance? Her first episode and the one when she and Penny get drunk are among the show’s funniest episodes. I also wish Leonard’s and Sheldon’s moms would meet.

    Comment by Mikael – September 13, 2013 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome, I have loved her for years!

    Comment by theothermother (@dharawal) – September 13, 2013 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see her and Amy interact.

    Comment by jj – September 13, 2013 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay, I love her character.

    Comment by Babar – September 13, 2013 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE her as Leonard’s mom. This will be fantastic. What about Sheldon’s mom? Laurie Metcalf is a hoot!

    Comment by Babygate – September 13, 2013 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait. Love her as Leonard’s mom.

    Comment by AJ – September 13, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The ultimate episode: Sheldon’t mom and Leonard’s mom fighting over Penny’s dad!

    Comment by Tina Corry – September 13, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Laurie Metcalf was starring in a broadway show earlier in the year, which could have been why she wasn’t available. Now, she’ll be on broadway in a new show for several months and she’s also filming a TV show for one of the cable networks. So, Baranski and Metcalf won’t be happening together onscreen for awhile. But hopefully before the show ends.

    Comment by Jeannette – September 13, 2013 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would give anything to witness a discussion between Howard’s mother and Leonard’s mother about creationism versus evolution! Bonus points if they can wedge Mrs. Wolowitz in there somehow! (And you KNOW Mrs. Cooper will give Mrs. Wolowitz a ham! It’s only Christian, after all!)

    I think I may spend the weekend making my first attempt at “fan fiction”! (Wouldn’t Diane Lockhart be proud of me!?)

    Comment by TV Gord – September 13, 2013 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We need Sheldon and Leonard’s mothers to pay a visit on a same episode. And bring back Sheldon’s sister. Any chance we get to meet Penny’s mom too…??

    Comment by Rick – September 18, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You could desfinitely see your skills in the article you write.

    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
    All the time follow your heart.

    Comment by site – October 18, 2013 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE her as Leonard’s mom. This will be fantastic. What about Sheldon’s mom? Laurie Metcalf is a hoot!

    Comment by StackFront – December 4, 2013 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This will going to be fantastic when he LOVE her as Leonard’s mom

    Comment by StackFront – December 4, 2013 05:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The ultimate episode: Sheldon’t mom and Leonard’s mom fighting over Penny’s dad!

    Comment by MCStack – February 1, 2014 02:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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