Penny and Leonard’s wedding is off… in the distant future.
Big Bang Theory showrunner Steven Molaro tells TVLine that it’s unlikely the recently-engaged pair will walk down the aisle in Season 8.
“I can’t say for sure, but I doubt it,” he shares. “They’re in a great place. They’re the kind of couple where they can be engaged for a while and that’s fine.”
As it is, Penny will be too busy to plan a wedding. “In the first episode back [on Sept. 22], she will embark on a brand new career, and that will be taking up a lot of her time and energy,” reveals the EP. “Bernadette has helped to get her a job as a pharmaceutical sales rep at her company. She is going to put her failed acting career on the backburner for a while.”
Turns out, the onetime Cheesecake Factory waitress is “extremely well suited for” the new gig “whether she realizes that yet or not,” says Molaro. “She’s cute and flirty and gets along with people, and she’s great at memorizing lines. This is a job that will fit her personality and talents well.”